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Building Permits & Inspections
The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.
The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:
- Conducting building construction inspections
- Issuing building permits
- Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
- Reviewing building plans
- Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission
To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below (if available) or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms.
Frequently Asked Questions
I want to put in new windows or doors, do I need a building permit?
No, if the windows and door frames already existed and you are replacing them, you do not need a building permit.
I'm going to move a shed/house/other structure to a different location, do I need a building permit?
Yes. Any time you move an existing structure you much follow the procedures for obtaining a building permit.
I'm redoing my roof, do I need a building permit for that?
It depends. If the size and pitch will be the same as the old roof, you do not need a building permit. If you are changing the size or pitch of the roof, from a flat to a gable roof for example, you WILL need a building permit.
I want to add a deck, do I need a building permit?
Yes, you need a building permit anytime you are adding anything new outside.
I want to do carpentry work inside my house, do I need a building permit?
No, you do not need a building permit for work done inside your house.
I need to replace concrete, do I need a building permit?
No, so long as the concrete will be in the same size and in the same location. If you are pouring a NEW driveway, sidewalk or patio where there was none before you DO need a building permit.
I'm building an addition to my existing shed, house or other structure, do I need a building permit?
Yes, building anything new, including an addition to existing structure requires a building permit.