Download the Building Permit Application
For construction and accessory buildings over 200 sq. ft.
Download the Building Permit Requirements
Download the Basement Permit Requirements
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a building permit to finish my basement or add on a room?
Yes. It is required by both the City and the International Building Code, plus all homeowners insurance companies, that safety and construction inspections be conducted on all home improvements. The cost of this permit will depend on the square footage of the improvement. The code specifically states: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure...shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”
Do I need a permit to put a shed on my property?
Yes. To ensure that you meet the set-back and height requirements, you will need to obtain a permit from the Building Department.
What is the cost of a building permit to build my house?
Building permit costs are figured individually depending on the square footage of the home and the impact fees charged in the subdivision where you are building. Refer to the fees schedule for more information. Fees are subject to change.
What is required to pass a final inspection on new construction?
Download the Final Inspection Checklist (new construction).
What is required to pass a final inspection on a basement, addition, or remodel?
Download the Final Inspection Checklist (basement, addition, or remodel).
How long do I have to receive a refund of my construction bond?
During the July 17, 2007, City Council meeting, a default provision was added to Title 6 of the City Code regarding financial guarantees on new construction. View a complete copy of this ordinance.