Building / Zoning Permits

Applications for building permits must be filed and a permit must be issued prior to any construction taking place. Basic residential permit fees are $50 for the first $1,000 of construction costs and $8 for each additional $1,000. Basic non-residential permit fees are $100 for the first $1,000 of construction costs and $12 for each additional $1,000.

Depending on your individual application, other fees such as recreation, water, or sewer fees may be applicable. All construction inspection fees are billed separately at a cost of $55 per residential inspection and residential electrical inspections are typically $74 each. Commercial/industrial inspections are $110 each and commercial/industrial electrical inspections are typically $140 each. Your building permit must be displayed at a visible location on the property during any construction or remodeling taking place.

View a Building Permit Fee Chart (PDF) 

Construction Requiring Permits

Permits are required for the following:

  • All new building construction
  • Building additions
  • Major remodeling (any structural change)
  • New or altered Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC
  • Conversion of unfinished space into living space
  • Accessory structures
    • Decks
    • Patios
    • Sheds
    • Fences
    • Retaining walls
    • Garages
  • Swimming pool, both above ground and in ground
  • All signs
  • Demolition of any building or structure
  • Curb and sidewalk installation and replacement along a street
  • Replacement of roofing materials only if structural modifications are needed
  • Paving of a stoned or unpaved area.

Construction Not Requiring Permits

Permits are not required for the following:

  • Installing or replacing siding, downspouts, or gutters
  • Replacement of doors or windows
  • Replacement of roofing materials if no structural modifications are needed
  • Landscaping
  • Sidewalk installation and replacement not along a street