How do I apply for a permit?

The first step is to fill out a building permit application form. This form must be submitted for all construction and must be completely filled out and signed. If the applicant is lacking any information asked for on the form, this should be brought to the attention of the staff member accepting the application so that he or she can assist the applicant in completing the form.

Construction work must start within 365 days of the issuance of the permit. If work has not been started and no inspections have been called for in this period, the permit will be declared null and void. The permit may be renewed for one-half the original permit fee if no change in the plans are made, but the renewal process may only be used up to one year after issuance. Beyond that time a new application and full fee will be required.

The Building Official may extend an unexpired permit once for a period not exceeding 180 days on written request by the permittee showing reason(s) for not commencing the construction. Visit our

Forms, Publications, and Codes page.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Who may apply for a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. How much will it cost?
5. Are construction plans required?
6. What kind of plans are required?
7. How many copies of the plans do I need?
8. When is a Building Permit not required?
9. What do I need to submit for a bathroom or kitchen remodel?
10. Do I need a permit for a fence?
11. How high can I build my fence?
12. Do I need a permit for a shed?
13. When am I required to pay school fees for my project?
14. Do I need an Architect or Engineer?
15. What information is required on drawings?