Please read information about New Protocol for Permits and Inspections
before deciding to submit.
How to Submit Building Permit Applications
The Building Department normally accepts permit applications in person during regular counter hours or electronically as outlined below. Please note that the public counter is currently closed, and all applications shall be submitted electronically until in-person hours are reinstated. For the fastest service, please read all of the instructions below, and contact staff with questions.
Upon acceptance of your application/submittal documents and construction plans, your application will be reviewed by building department plan reviewers, if plan review is required.
Basic Permits (permits that do not require comprehensive plan review): Basic permits without associated plans (ie, electrical service panel changes, water heaters, re-roofs, etc) will be processed within approximately 10 business days. The applicant will receive an email approving permit issuance, and detailing which Issuance Documents (see below) are required prior to issuance. The issued permit is mailed directly to the applicant.
Permits that require Plan Review:
Permits approved for issuance must also meet the requirements of "essential work" as detailed in the current Shelter in Place Order (dated 3/18/20) as interpreted by the Building Official and Director of Planning and Building. When your permit is ready for issuance you will be asked to complete and sign the following forms. Refer to the "How to Sign Documents" section above for more information.