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Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below (if available) or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms. 

The following permits may be otained at City Hall:

Plumbing $60.00
Electrical $60.00
HVAC $60.00
Remodel $150.00
Re-inspection Fees $60.00

Building (Additions and new construction) Permits prices are based on square footage, plan reviews, and if there is a construction surcharge tax. 

All types of permits require a 24 hour notice for inspections to be scheduled. 

For more information on our Planning and Zoning ordinances click here: City Code

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city hall.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.