Obtaining a Building Permit

Building Permits are issued Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Permits may be obtained by filling out the Building Permit Application online or picked up in person at the building inspections counter.

Building Permit Application Details

  • The permit applicant may be the owner, contractor, registered design professional, or the agent of any of the above. Agents are required to furnish satisfactory proof that they are authorized to act in that capacity. Permit applications shall be submitted with plans and specifications and the additional accompanying information, as required.
  • Two sets of construction documents drawn to scale must be submitted at the time of the application.
  • Construction drawing which includes foundation plan, floor plan, plumbing plan, mechanical plan, electrical plan, and exterior elevations details sufficient to demonstrate code compliance specifications fire suppression system.
  • For all structures extending into front, rear or side yards (with the exception of manufactured homes placed on existing lots in existing manufactured homes parks, a "Site Plan" showing the proposed construction and the distances to property lines shall be included depicting all required setbacks, fences, entries, signage and drainage.
  • For all construction that will disturb the earth, a soil and erosion plan or an "Agreement in Lieu of a Plan" shall be included.
  • A Certificate of Elevation if your project is in a special flood-prone area, a community flood-prone area or if otherwise required by a City ordinance.
  • For all new structures which will be connected to public water and/or public sewer, an approved "Water and Sewer Availability Form" shall be included.
  • For all new structures, or additions which will increase sewage disposal needs, in areas not served by public water and/or sewer, an approved sewage disposal system construction permit from the local Health Department shall be included.
  • Certain submissions may require that additional information be included in order to ensure compliance with the Uniform Statewide Building Code and City Ordinances.
  • Building Plans submitted for the construction of new dwellings or additions to dwellings larger than 12' in any dimension shall include the location of braced wall lines and details of the method of bracing used. Up to five (5) working days may be required for plan review and approval or denial.
  • Before entering into any construction contract or beginning any construction project, it is always advisable to check with the Inspections Office for specific city requirements.