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Building Permits

About Building Permits

A building permit is required before an individual intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. A permit is also required prior to doing any grading or drainage work.

Work requiring a building permit includes, but is not limited to: any structural modifications, installation of modular and manufactured homes, garages, storage buildings, pole barns, temporary housing units or temporary office trailers, communications towers, and temporary MET or wind towers.

Work exempt from a building permit includes: one-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds and playhouses provided the floor area does not exceed 120 square feet, fences under 8.5 feet in height, retaining walls under 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge, sidewalks and driveways, painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, counter tops and similar finish work, and swing sets and other playground equipment.

Please contact the Building Division if you are unsure if your project requires a building permit.

Building Permit Application

A permit will only be issued after a review has been completed and building permit fee(s) have been received. Building permit applications can be submitted electronically via e-mail, physical mail, or in person at our office.

Fees

The minimum building permit fee is $75.

Fees increase by:

  • $4.00 per $1,000 in value up to $5,000,000
  • $1.00 per $1,000 in value above $5,000,000

If a commercial project plan review is required, then an additional 25% of the building permit fee is due for projects over $99,999. The maximum plan review fee is capped at $5,000.

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