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Building & Safety

AdobeStock_603815167Do I need a Building Permit?
A Building Permit is required for most construction in the city. Some of the exceptions are:
     A detached accessory building less than 120 square feet (nonresidential)
     A detached accessory building less than 200 square feet (residential)
     Cosmetic work i.e. carpet, tile, painting, wallpapering

AdobeStock_385019739Building Permit 
All building permit application requests must be submitted online. 

Online Building Permit Application

    Building Permit Helpful Information

  • Each document upload is limited to 4 MB. If the files are larger than 4 MB, please email them to Building & Safety.
  • Wall Mounted Signs: Please ensure that your plans include the dimensions of the walls as well as the dimensions of the sign. 
  • Pre-construction meeting is required on all new commercial buildings, apartments/townhouses, and twin homes, and may be required on some remodels.
  • A trash container and toilet facilities are required on all sites.

AdobeStock_191808614Building Inspection
All building inspection requests must be submitted online. 

Request a Building Inspection

All new construction, additions, basement finishes, remodeling, siding, re-roofs, window replacement, water heater replacement, and furnace replacement require a building permit and building inspections. Having a building permit and inspection ensures compliance with safety standards, verifies that the structure aligns with approved plans, and offers proof to insurance companies that the work was authorized and met safety requirements.
  • Building inspections are conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., with the exception of footing and foundation inspections, which may request a specific time slot.
  • Inspection requests can be submitted online between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Requests must be made at least 24 hours in advance (inspection requests submitted after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday will be processed the following Monday).
  • To schedule an inspection, you will need the permit number, address, and the type of inspection required. Only the general contractor on record should schedule inspections.
  • An initial email confirms receipt of your inspection request, followed by a secondary confirmation once the inspection is scheduled.
 Frequently Asked Questions


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  • Basement Remodel / Finish
    document Header Basement Remodel / Finish
  • Commercial Wastewater Questionnaire
    document Header Commercial Wastewater Questionnaire
  • Construction Completion Checklist (Certificate of Occupancy)
    document Header Construction Completion Checklist (Certificate of Occupancy)
  • Contractor Verification
    document Header Contractor Verification
  • Demolition Requirements
    document Header Demolition Requirements
  • Fire Impact Fee
    document Header Fire Impact Fee
  • Owner Builder Certificate
    document Header Owner Builder Certificate
  • Pre-Plan Check Fees
    document Header Pre-Plan Check Fees
  • Preliminary Site Plan Procedure
    document Header Preliminary Site Plan Procedure
  • Residential Construction Completion Checklist
    document Header Residential Construction Completion Checklist
  • Special Inspection Form
    document Header Special Inspection Form
  • Special Inspections Signature Sheet
    document Header Special Inspections Signature Sheet