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In general, permits are required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure.
In general, permits are required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure. Here are some of the typical exemptions from building permits:
Keep in mind that exemption from a building permit does not grant exemption from any other requirements of the code and you may still be required to obtain permits from other City departments. For a list of all permit exemptions, refer to the 2015 International Residential and Building Codes.
Whether built on site or delivered all structures require a permit unless otherwise exempt. All portions of the structure must be inspected and all building code requirements must be met. Additionally, plans must be submitted for review prior to permit issuance.
You may apply online for building, plumbing, mechanical, and 'combination' permits. Go to the Citizen Connect portal, create a user account, and follow the screen prompts to submit your application. Once we receive your online submittal, we will review it for completeness, then email you with payment instructions, including a link for online payments.
Many plumbing and mechanical permits are over-the-counter and can be issued the same day. For permits involving more extensive work such as the reconfiguration of space, additions, and new structures, a plan review must be completed prior to permit issuance. You should allow at least 2 weeks for plan review.