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Commercial Building Permit

New commercial, commercial accessory and addition construction requires building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits. The building permit must be obtained and issued before trade permit can be applied for. Additional requirements may need to be met before a building permit can be issued depending upon the property location, zoning or based on design guidelines for the area. Permits also are required for construction that changes, moves or repairs walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing.

Permits are not required for “cosmetic” remodels (floor or wall covering, cabinets, counter tops, shelving, etc.) or plumbing fixture replacement.

A complete building permit application is required for all paper permit submissions. It is encouraged on electronic document submissions.

Please select permit type below to see requirements;

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Online Permitting


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Permit Fee Schedules


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