What Requires a Permit?

Please plan ahead!! Many permits can be issued the same day.  Other permits (i.e. building, fence, pool, etc.) require review by one of our inspectors before issuance.  Due to a limited staff and inspection hours, we encourage submitting all paperwork at least 1 week prior to the date you would like to start a project. 

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR:
Residential Additions**
Commercial Additions**
All alterations/repairs (unless approved by the Department Supervisor)**
Burn Permits (outdoor fire pits, etc.)
Change of occupancy for commercial buildings
Chickens and chicken coops (two seperate permits)
Curb cuts
Decks**
Demolition of primary structures
Dumpsters, trailers or pods in the street - $35 fee/2 weeks - renewable 
Egress windows
Electrical - ALL
Fences**  
Filling of Land
Fire Suppression/Fire Alarm Systems
HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
Landings**
Moving buildings
New buildings**
Plumbing
Sidewalk work done in the City sidewalk area - No cost
Signs**
Temporary Signs**
Steps/Stairs**
Swimming pools** 
Utility sheds**
Walls (any walls that are constructed whether in residential or commercial buildings)

**SCALED PLANS/DRAWINGS ON AN 8 1/2" X 11" SHEET OF PAPER ARE REQUIRED TO ISSUE A PERMIT

NO PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR:
*Concrete driveways (call and ask about required setbacks) & check with the Engineering Department for information on driveway approaches.
*Concrete patios (must be at least 3 feet away from property lines)
*Installing kitchen cabinets
*Roofing
*Siding

 *Some codes and restrictions may apply to the items above.  Feel free to contact the office anytime for assistance.

 PLEASE NOTE

*You must locate your property stakes before starting your project.  If you can not locate, please contact a land surveyor for assistance.
*Contact Diggers Hotline  800-242-8511 before digging.
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Be sure to check for any deed restrictions / subdivision covenants before starting work.
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Check for any easements that would be on your property.  These easements will require a minimum setback from the easement.

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