When required, two copies of drawings with sufficient clarity and detail to indicate the nature and character of the work shall accompany the application for a permit. The drawings shall contain information on the quality of the materials where quality is essential to conform to technical codes.
When a pool or fence permit is needed, a copy of the plot plan is required and must show the property lines, building lines, easements, the location of the proposed structure, existing structures, and distances from building lines.
Once the required documents have been submitted, the documents are reviewed for completeness and code conformance. This process may take two to three days.
Most permits can be issued on the same day once the application has been submitted. Applicants are required to post the permit prominently on site and keep a copy of the approved plans on site.
New constructions require inspections detailed on the Inspection Sheet Requirements
. If the construction does not pass inspection or is not ready at the time the inspection is called in, an additional fee of $65 will be required before another inspection is performed. More information on inspections can be found on our Inspections page
Time Limitations on the Permit
An application for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned six months after the filing date unless a permit has been issued before then. One or more extensions of no more than 90 days each may be allowed by the building official, but the extension must be requested in writing and a justifiable cause must be demonstrated.