The Building Safety Department staff assures the public's health, safety, and welfare in the city's built environment, while facilitating construction and development as well as ensuring new construction complies with all adopted construction codes. This division of the Planning and Zoning Department issues building permits and conducts building inspections. The codes division is also responsible for the enforcement of all Municipal Codes relating to property maintenance.
Public & Private Utility Construction
Right of Way Permit Application
Building Department and Municipal Code FAQ's
Building permits are issued by the Building Safety Department. Plans prepared by a design professional are required for all buildings including single and multi-family residential structures. Permit guidelines are available for erosion control, residential, commercial and many other various construction projects.
What construction projects require a permit?
Safety Tips from your Building Official
What might constitute a Municipal Code violation?
Building Codes and Building Permit Guidelines and Standards
Our current adopted building codes are the 2003 International Building Codes along with the 2002 National Electrical Code to see our local amendments to these codes click here
Single Family Residential Erosion/Sediment Control Standards Guidelines
Erosion Control Inspection Checklist
Notice of Intent - Land Disturbance
APA Guidelines for Foundations
APA Guidelines for Roofs
APA Guidelines for Walls
Minimum egress window dimensions for emergency escape and rescue
90 MPH Garage Door Installation Guidelines
Residential Decks: Permit and Construction under the 2003 IRC
Stair Construction under the 2003 IRC
Residential Construction Building Projects
Building Permit Application
Contractor / Subcontractor List
Plot Plan Review Checklist
Code Compliance Checklist
Guidelines for Residential Building Permit Applicants (1 & 2 Family Dwellings)
Guidelines for the inspections of Residential Building Projects
Commericial Construction Building Projects
All commercial building plans are sent out for independent review, these reviews take approximately 5-10 business days. Comments are then received back to the Building Safety Department and distributed to the applicant.
Three (3) sets of complete plans must be submitted. These plans must contain complete site plans, storm water information and complete building details.
Architectural Design Standards
Contractor Licensing Program
Contractor Licensing Regulations
New Contractor Licensing Classes
Electrical Permit Fee Worksheet
Plumbing Permit Fee Worksheet
Mechanical Permit Fee Worksheet
Requesting Building Inspections
All sewer connection inspections need to be scheduled through the Public Works Department 913-724-2000, they also require a 4 hour minimum time window.