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Permit Process & Additional Forms


Permits requiring no plan check are issued daily at City Hall between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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.


Depending on the complexity of the permit and number of departments required, reviews can take anywhere from a few days to several months. That being said, permits must be issued within 180 calendar days from the date of application. Should the applicant need an extension, a written request must be submitted before the 180th day. After issuance, work must be started and inspections must be completed within 6 months.


Building inspections must be 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 may be found here.


Should the applicant need to make changes to their plans, 2 wet-stamped sets of altered plans must be prepared by the architect, engineer or plan preparer and re-submitted. Please be aware that additional fees may apply.


After plans have been approved by each reviewing party, the permit will be ready for issuance. At this time, the applicant will be notified of approval and quoted all remaining fees. Anyone can pay for the remaining fees but the permit may only be picked up by approved members. Requirements for issuance are listed below:

If permit issued to a contractor:

  • For a contractor to obtain a permit, he/she must have both a current State Contractor’s license and a current City business license.
  • If the person attempting to pick up the permit is anyone other than the principal of the licensed contractor, then the City of Sparks must have a signed letterhead from the contractor indicating any authorized signers. For an example on what the authorization letter should look like, please look at the attached form.

If permit issued to an owner/builder:



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