FAQ Topic: Building permits
The following documents are required when submitting a Building Permit Application: Parcel ID Number (PIN): 14-digit number unique to every parcel. Use this map or search this database to find your PIN. Project Valuation: Total cost of the project including materials and labor. This does not include the cost of the land. Legal Description: Township, … Continued
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, … Continued
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 … Continued
A building permit is deemed expired when no inspection has been requested for a period of 6 months. The permit does not expire as long as work is done and effort is made to complete the project.
A building permit is required when an individual intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. This includes but is not limited to: Any structural modifications Installation of modular and manufactured homes Garages and storage buildings, including pole barns Temporary housing unit or temporary office trailer Communications … Continued
Changes to an existing building permit require you to submit plans indicating what changes are being made. All changes must be approved by the Building Official.
Residential: Documents are required to be signed and sealed when the proposed project is beyond the prescriptive measures outlined in the current adopted addition of the International Residential Code. Commercial: Regardless of size, when structural work is proposed, commercial projects require that a North Dakota licensed engineer sign and seal the plans. Additionally, commercial projects in excess … Continued