During this unprecedented time, staff are working hard to convert operations to remote and electronic only. Due to the high volume of emails and phone calls, processing requests may be delayed. Until further notice, requests received after 12pm will be considered as received the next business day. Requests will be processed in the order they're received.
Effective March 27, 2020, all inspections inside of occupied homes, except for life safety concerns, will not be conducted to comply with social distancing requirements. This is effective until further notice.
Residential plan review will resume January 15, 2020. See memo for additional information.
Do I need a Residential Permit?
A residential permit is required for any of the following:
Constructing, altering, repairing, moving, or demolishing any building or structure;
Includes but not limited to renovations, remodels, structural work, foundation repairs, expanding the building envelope or conditioned space
Installing, extending, altering, or repairing any heating or cooling system;
Installing electrical wiring, devices, appliances, or equipment;
Installing, extending, or repairing any plumbing system
If you need help determining if a permit is required, contact us! You can send an email that includes the property address, details for the proposed work, and the total cost to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If any of the conditions below are part of a Residential Building Permit application, a Zoning Compliance Permit is required. Please discuss with Planning staff in Building & Development Services if you are unsure.
500 s.f. or more of impervious surface;
1,500 s.f. or more of land disturbance;
Grading or filling;
5 feet or less from the Resource Conservation District or Jordan Riparian Buffer boundaries;
Encroachment into the 100-year floodplain;
Encroachment into steep slopes per LUMO Section 5.3.2 (400 s.f. or greater of slopes 15% or greateR);
Inside the Historic District; or
Adding an accessory dwelling unit.
Applying for a Permit
You may submit an application by email to email@example.com or through the online permitting system if you have registered for an account. Please review the residential permit application checklist for details on all of the required documents for your submittal.
Up to 5 business days
5 business days
Applications that don’t require plan review (trade work such as change-outs or generator installations, etc.)
2 business days
The time may increase if there is a zoning element but you will be notified