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)**
All electrical
All HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning)
All plumbing
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
Fences** 
Filling of Land
Fire Suppression/Fire Alarm Systems
Landings**
Moving buildings
New buildings**
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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