The Building/Zoning/Planning Department
- Enforces the Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing Codes, including permit issuance, plan reviews and inspections. Permits can be obtained from the Building Department through an application process. You'll find the forms below.
- Administers a certificate of occupancy program for residential and commercial property when reoccupied, if sold or a new business comes into an existing building
- Serves as Planning Administrator, including inspections for compliance of final approval for new projects; compiles Planning Commission agendas; and site plan review.
- Administers the Municipal Zoning Ordinance, including zoning compliance, certificates of occupancy and code enforcement on City ordinance violations
- Serves as staff liaison to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals
Building Permits are required when any structural change or major alteration is made to an existing building or when any new construction is undertaken. Normal building maintenance does not require a building permit in most instances. Separate permits for plumbing, mechanical and electrical work are also required when applicable. For questions about building permits contact the Building Clerk.
Plumbing Permits are issued to Licensed Plumbers or an Owner if the Owner occupies the dwelling unit. The Owner's Plumbing Permit is applicable to single-family, owner-occupied dwelling units only. Examples of plumbing work requiring plumbing permits and inspections include the placement of new plumbing fixtures, soil pipe connections, replacement of sewer laterals, soil stacks, vent pipes and water supply lines.
Mechanical Permits are issued to Licensed Mechanical Contractors or an Owner if the Owner occupies the dwelling unit. The Owner's Mechanical Permit is applicable to single-family, owner-occupied dwelling units only. Examples of mechanical work requiring mechanical permits and inspections include the replacement of, or new installations of heating systems, water heaters, chimney liners, gas lines, air conditioning systems and ductwork.
Electrical Permits are issued to Licensed Electricians or an Owner if the Owner occupies the dwelling unit. The Owner's Electrical Permit is applicable to single-family, owner-occupied dwelling units only. Examples of electrical work requiring Electrical Permits include the installation of a new electrical service, or any addition to or alteration of the existing branch circuit; the installation of new electrical outlets and/or light.
To schedule an inspection, contact the Building Clerk.