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Permit Process & Additional Forms

OVER-THE-COUNTER BUILDING PERMITS

Permits requiring no plan check are issued daily at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and contractors can apply online through the ONENV portal.

BUILDING PERMITS REQUIRING PLAN CHECK

Upon submittal of a completed application with all required forms and payment of plan review fees, the plans will be routed simultaneously to all necessary reviewers based on the scope of work.  This can include Building, Planning, Engineering, Fire, Health and Environmental Control. If reviewers have comments, the applicant will be notified via email and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to coordinate a response.

TIME LIMITS

Depending on the complexity of the project,  the compilation of first reviews can take anywhere from a few days to a month.  Reviews of responses to comments are typically faster.  Permits must be issued within 180 calendar days from the date of application to avoid expiring. Should an extension be necessary , a written request must be submitted before the 180th day.  Building permits expire 180 days after issuance if no inspections are performed.  The 180 day clock starts over each time an inspection occurs.

INSPECTIONS

Building inspections are completed at all levels of construction. Inspections may be requested 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling your assigned inspector and leaving a voice mail. However, inspections must be confirmed by calling and speaking to your inspector directly between 7 a.m.- 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Contact information for each inspector is provided on your permit card.

MODIFICATIONS TO PLANS

As-builts and revisions to plans after issuance require submittal of two wet-stamped sets of revised pages prepared by the architect, engineer or plan preparer. Fees for revisions are calculated by the hour.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ISSUANCE OF PERMITS

After plans have been approved, the permit will be made ready for issuance. The applicant will be notified of any outstanding issues and quoted fees. The permit may only be picked up by approved members. Requirements for issuance are listed below:

If permit issued to a contractor:

  • he/she must have both a current State Contractor’s license and a current City business license.
  • If the person picking up the permit is anyone other than the principal of the licensed contractor, a signed authorization letter on company letterhead will be required. example authorization letter.

If permit is issued to an owner/builder:

ADDITIONAL FORMS & RESOURCES

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