When do I need a Permit?
Permits are required for most of the improvements made to buildings and structures. Separate plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits are required if such work is to be performed. The purpose of obtaining a permit is to allow the enforcement of the codes which have been adopted as law by the state. The enforcement of these codes is carried out to protect the public health, safety and welfare. As a homeowner or business owner you have an investment in the property that will be built or remodeled and it must comply with the codes, if not your investment could be reduced. Therefore, a permit is used to notify the Code Official that you are constructing or remodeling a building so he or she can ensure code compliance.

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1. Do I need zoning approval for my new business?
2. How is my property zoned?
3. Can I operate a business from my residence?
4. Where can I park my boat or RV at my residence?
5. Where can I get a plat of my property?
6. Why did I receive a letter from the City about a Public Hearing?
7. How can I find out more about new development?
8. How can I find out if my property is within a historic district?
9. What are the regulations for installing/constructing a fence?
10. What are the regulations for building a shed (accessory building) and/or new addition on my house?
11. Who can I call with a fair housing complaint?
12. When do I need a Permit?