Permits are required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, change the occupancy of a building, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code. The Building Department will review all applications and issue building permits. Once applied for, the building department will review and coordinate with other City departments (Planning, Engineering and Fire) as applicable.
- Additional construction provisions can be required for special situations such as historic buildings, floodplain requirements, wildland interface areas, steep slopes, etc. Exemption from permit requirements shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in violation of the provisions of the code or any other laws or ordinances of the City.
- Buildings with a footprint greater than 4,000 sq. ft require design by a licensed design professional (architect or engineer) even if the area of the building being remodeled is not 4,000 sq. ft
- Always check with the building department to assure no other permits or approvals are required before starting your project.