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Permit Information

A building permit is required any time you erect, construct, enlarge, remodel, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, or change the type of occupancy of any building, structure or utility. Click here for a list of projects that require a permit and a list of projects that do not require a permit..

The process to obtain a permit will vary dependent upon the complexity of the project.  It is our goal to get plans through the system and a permit issued in the minimum amount of time possible.

Plan Review

Once you have all of the information gathered for a complete submittal package, (Click here for Submittal Requirements) this information and plans can be submitted to the Building Inspection Division for review.  Click here  for information on Electronic Submittal and Plan Review. 

The amount of time to process and review a plan from the initial submittal date to the completion of the first review (the turn around time) will vary with the type of project.

New Commercial 15 Working days or less
Tenant Improvements & Remodels 10 working days or less
New Residential 10 working days or less
Residential Remodel   5 working days or less

Subsequent reviews are typically completed in half the time of the initial review.

Permit Issuance

Once all approvals have been completed, the application is prepared for permit issuance by the permit technician staff.  They will verify that all contractors are currently licensed, all permission forms have been received and calculate the permit fee.  Once this is complete, you will be notified that the permit is ready for issuance.  Following payment of fees, you will receive the building permit, permit card and the field set of plans. Please see the Inspections page for information about the inspection phase of your project.

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