FAQ

  • Do I need a permit?
    – Building Code R105.1 Required. States: “Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulate by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.”
  • How much is a permit?
    – View our fee schedule here.
  • What inspections are done?
    – View our inspection policies here.
  • How long is my permit valid?
    – Permits are valid for 6 months, as long as the project is active and inspections are being conducted. Extensions can be requested in writing. If a permit has expired, it can be re-opened for a $50 fee
  • Do I have to use a licensed contractor?
    – As the property owner, you are allowed to perform the work yourself. However, if you choose to use contractors they will need to have a current contractor’s license. A copy of their license will need to be submitted with your permit application.