Permit Requirements

When are building permits required? Permits are required for the following in city limits and the Joint Powers area:

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Demolition
  • New construction
  • Remodeling
  • Repairs

Mechanical permits are required in city limits and the Joint Powers area. Plumbing permits are required in city limits. Plumbing permits are issued by the State in the Joint Powers area.

Apply for a building permit here.

  1. General exceptions
  2. Mechanical exceptions
  3. Plumbing exceptions
  • One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
  • Fences not over seven (7) feet high.
  • Retaining walls that are not over four (4) feet in height measured from grade on the exposed side to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
  • Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to one 1.
  • Decks, Platforms, walks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any basement or story below, unless the sidewalk or driveway is in the City Right of Way.
  • Painting, papering, tiling carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
  • Above ground prefabricated swimming pools.
  • Swings and other playground equipment.
  • Window awnings supported by an exterior wall not projecting more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.
  • Replacement of siding, like roofing materials, gutters, downspouts, and storm windows on single family dwellings.
  • Window replacement where the rough opening is not altered.