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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