All new construction, renovations, additions and structural changes require building permits. Permits require property index numbers, registered contractors or hold harmless agreements, and in most cases a plat of survey. A list of registered contractors is available at City Hall through the Building Department.
When do I need a building permit?
In general, if you are making structural changes to your building, you need a permit.
Permits would be required for, but are not limited to:
- Lawn Sprinklers
- Pools (above or in-ground)
- Electrical work
- Demolitions (EPA permit required)
- All residential additions
- All commercial changes or additions
- All new homes
- All new construction
- All fire damaged buildings (pre-inspections & permit needed)
- Gas hot water tank changed to tank less water heater
- Change of landscape grade
- Waste sewage line repair
All permits require a Real Estate Index Number – found on owner’s property tax bill.
Homeowners who do their own work are required to sign a hold-harmless agreement.
Commercial properties must employ a registered contractor.
All signs (permanent and portable) require a permit, obtainable at City Hall.