Building Permits

Construction projects typically require a building permit, plan check, and inspections.  Building permits are required when any type of construction is planned that will change or add structure to an existing property and for work regulated by City codes or ordinances, such as:

  • New Buildings (dwellings, sheds, carports)
  • Additions (buildings, swimming pools, decks, retaining walls, patio covers)
  • Alterations beyond cosmetic changes, such as converting garages to family rooms
  • Moving or demolishing a building
  • Repairs involving structural members
  • Installation of heating equipment, such as wood-burning stoves
  • Changing in use of a structure
  • Re-roofing or new roof covering
  • Signs
  • Site development

When submitting a building permit, you must complete a building permit application.

  • The cost is based on the valuation of the proposed construction project, as determined by the type of construction, size of the project, and the specific use of the buildings or structure.
  •  Mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plan check fees are also applied to the plan review process.
  • All plan check fees are payable at the time of application submittal.
Beginning Construction

Construction can begin only after the permit is issued.  Once the permit is issued, construction must commence within 180 days.  Construction may not stop completely for more than 180 days.  If these time periods are exceeded, the permit will automatically expire and a new application for a building permit is necessary.