Building Division FAQs

Building Division FAQs


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Listed below are commonly asked questions we have received. We hope they will assist you. If there are other questions, not addressed here, please don't hesitate to reach out to our staff, and they will happily assist you as much as they can.

WHAT IS A BUILDING PERMIT?

WHAT TYPE OF INFORMATION WILL BE NEEDED OR ASKED FOR ON THE PERMIT APPLICATION?

WHO CAN PULL A PERMIT?

WHEN DO PERMITS EXPIRE?

HOW DO I VERIFY A CONTRACTOR'S LICENSE INFORMATION?

WHEN IS A BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED?

DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT FOR EVERY TYPE OF PROJECT?

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO OBTAIN A BUILDING PERMIT?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ZONING PERMIT AND A BUILDING PERMIT?

IS A BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT A FENCE OR RETAINING WALL?

CAN I LEGALIZE AN ADDITION OR DETACHED STRUCTURE THAT WAS BUILT WITHOUT PERMITS?