Building Permit

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by code, or to cause any such work to be done, will need to apply for a Building Permit.

The Official Building Code of the City is the International Building Code 2015.

Complete and return the Building Permit Application to the Permitting Office, Room 1.  

For questions pertaining to building permits please contact Melissa Kilgore, Permit Technician.

The Building Permit Fee is determined by the cost of labor and materials for the project.  There is a $20.00 application fee for each building permit.

Permitting Contract Policy

Date of Policy / Procedure Update: January 2, 2016

This Policy will ensure accurate and up-to-date information is being collected on projects throughout the city.


Effective January 2nd 2016 there will be new criteria needed for persons applying for building permits. A copy of the official contract between the General Contractor and the person initiating the project must be provided to the permitting office.

The official contract(s) between the General Contractor and the subcontractors working on the project also need to be provided. These contracts should include the total amount (including labor and materials as applicable) each individual subcontractor and General Contractor will receive for the completion of the project. The contract(s) should also contain the name, phone number, and mailing address of the subcontractor or General Contractor.

If copies of the contracts cannot be provided at the time the permit is being issued, the permitting office may accept a copy of the “Notice to Proceed” form. These forms should reflect the information provided in the official contract and should be provided for every contractor and subcontractor. If the contractor does not have a “Notice to Proceed” form a copy can be provided to them by the permitting office. If the contractor decides to use the “Notice to Proceed” form, the permitting office will need copies of the official contracts before Building Final will be issued.

These rules also apply to any subcontractor who in turn has their own subcontractors working on the same project. They too must supply copies of all official contracts between them, acting as a General Contractor, and their subcontractors.

This policy can be waived under the discretion of the Supervisor of Inspections & Permits Division.

Additional Resources:

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Website -- A federal law was enacted in April 2010 for contractors working on pre-1978 housing that need to be EPA certified for following lead safe work practice.