What is a Permit?

  • A permit is an official document or certificate issued by the City which authorizes performance of a specified activity.
  • Permits help to ensure that minimum codes, regulations, local ordinances and safety requirements are properly followed in residential and commercial structures.
  • There are several different types of permits, based on the type of construction:
    • Building Permits
    • Electrical Permits
    • Plumbing Permits
    • Mechanical¬†Permits
  • Application for a permits may be made at the public counter.¬† You may also need to submit construction drawings for plan check review that detail your proposed improvements.¬† There are many handouts to help you through this process and our counter staff can provide expert guidance if you need assistance.
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