Commercial permits require a minimum of 10 business days for staff review. Some residential permits can be issued immediately over the counter, these include: roofing, re-siding, HVAC, plumbing, and window replacements. Permits that require plan approval require a minimum of 5 to 7 business days for staff review. Examples include: garages, additions, remodeling, decks, and others. Projects that involve variances or other land use requirements may require more time for review.
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Permits are required when permanent repairs or improvements are made to a structure and the work is regulated by state or local codes and ordinances. Examples of work requiring a permit include, but are not limited to: Additions, Remodeling, Basement Finishes, Garages, Sheds, Decks, Driveways, Exterior Doors, Retaining Walls, Fences (over 4 feet in height), Roofing, Siding, Windows, Grading/Filling, Mechanical systems changes/additions, Electrical system changes/additions
Permits issued for an addition or improvement to a single family residence and for accessory buildings are valid for a period of 180 days from the date of issuance (provided construction has begun within 90 days of issuance) with the exception of electrical permits, which are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. Contact the Building Division for information regarding extensions.
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