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What Requires a Permit?

Codes and the permitting process are designed to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following code guidelines, we ensure projects completed in the City meet minimum standards of safety and are less likely to cause injury to you, your family, your friends or future owners.

Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by your community, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections. If you decide to sell a home or building that has had modifications without a permit, you may be required to tear down the addition, leave it unoccupied or do costly repairs. A property owner who can show that code requirements were strictly and consistently met as demonstrated by a code official's records has a strong ally if something happens to trigger a potentially destructive lawsuit.

Find information on types of improvements and required permits in the table below.  It is important to note, there may be additional requirements and permit applications for your project depending on property zoning, if the property is located in a floodplain, or if more than one acre of land will be disturbed.  Find more details at this link.

  General Building Improvements - A Building Permit is Required for All (Use this link to access the form)
  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Fireplaces
  • Garages
  • New Construction
  • Pools
  • Remodels
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Windows
  Electrical, Heating and Air Condition HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing  (Application Links are Found Below)

All new installations and improvements to a property's electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning system require a trade specific permit.   

  Exterior Improvements, Utilities and Work in the Right-of-Way
   Other Permitted Activities