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FAQ Topic: Building Permit Process

Limited Home Projects – Subject to Building Permit Exemption

Some home projects limited in size are subject to Building Permit Exemption when being done as a single activity or not in conjunction with a larger project. These include: Painting, wallpapering, bookshelves, cabinets, tile or marble work Fences and gates not higher than 6 feet Roof, deck, and siding repairs when 100 square feet or … Continued

Large Projects – Multi-Department Review (+/- 30 Days for Initial Plan Review Letter)

Large-sized home projects often require Multi-Department Review (e.g., Engineering, Fire, Public Works) before a building permit can be issued. An initial Plan Review Letter is usually issued +/- 30 Days. The Plan Review Letter will outline any additional requirements and next steps. Large home projects are typically characterized as: Additions, major repairs involving extensive structural … Continued

Medium Project – Standard Staff Level Review (+/- 10 Days)

Medium-sized home projects often require Standard Building Staff Review before a building permit can be issued. This process is usually completed within +/- 10 days. Medium home projects are typically characterized as: Minor interior remodels involving plans. Deck repairs involving plans. Minor retaining wall construction, involving plans. Dock repairs or replacements, at the Lagoon, involving plans. … Continued

Small Home Projects – Expedited Staff Review (1-2 Day)

Small-sized home projects often only require an Expedited Building Staff Review before a building permit can be issued. This process is usually completed in 1-2 Days. Small home projects are typically characterized as: Change of contractor. Minor interior electrical repairs, upgrades, or temporary electrical service not requiring plans. Minor interior plumbing repairs, upgrades, or water … Continued

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