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Frequently Asked Questions


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Dear Homeowner:

A building permit is required as part of your repair, addition, or new construction project. A building permit provides both the City and the homeowner with a record that your project was approved through the City. The permit also ensures that the construction project is inspected upon completion and in compliance with the City’s codes and regulations.

Questions frequently arise on what type of work requires a building permit. This guide is designed to provide information regarding different types of improvement projects, building permits, and answer frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not addressed within this guide, the Building Inspection Department is available at City Hall to help.

What is a building permit?

What types of projects do not require a permit?

How much will my permit cost?

Am I required to hire a licensed contractor?

How do I schedule an inspection?

When is a building permit needed?

How do I obtain a permit?

How long does it take to receive the permit?

How long is my permit good for?

How do I know where my lot lines are?

Information on: Building a garage or accessory building

Information on: Building a Deck

Information on: Building a Fence

Information on: Pools

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