Alterations to an existing structure and/or change of current use of space within a structure may require a building permit.
Building Permit Required
- The following alterations would require you to obtain a building permit.
- Structural alterations including, but not limited to creating or enlarging openings in bearing walls
- Making structural repairs to your dwelling including foundation wall repairs, floor system repairs, roof or ceiling framing repairs, dormer additions or modifications
- Moving of interior structural members or altering structural members
- Changing the layout of interior spaces
- Changing the use of interior spaces
- Replacement and/or repair of exterior finish systems such as stucco, EIFS, thin stone veneer or similar exterior finish systems
- Submit the following in person or via first class mail for review and approval:
- Completed and signed Building Permit Application (PDF)
- Completed Fee Schedule Worksheet.
- Two (2) copies of complete plans and specifications.
- Two (2) copies of a site plan and other applicable zoning documentation.
- Review the Residential Addition/Alteration Submittal Guide (PDF) for permit and plan requirements.
- If you have questions with the building permit process contact the Department of Code Compliance
- You may request a copy of a site plan of your property by contacting the Planning and Zoning Department. Be sure to include your address in your request.
Building Permit Not Required
- No permits needed for cosmetic work including replacement of windows (like for like with no increase in structural opening), re-roofing, new siding, replacement of cabinets if layout and counter sizes not changing, replacement of doors and/or interior trim.