Before you can obtain a building permit you must verify if zoning approval is required. Some examples would be opening a business, constructing a building or addition, erecting a sign, or a number of other activities. A site plan or special use permit application may be required. Certain types of zoning approval can be issued by the Zoning Administrator; other situations require action by the Planning Commission.
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Building permits are required for new construction, additions, alterations and many improvement projects to residential and commercial buildings in the City. Also included would be garages, storage buildings, sheds, pools, roofing, siding and signs. Permits are required whether you do the work yourself or hire a contractor. Some projects may require a mechanical, plumbing or electrical permit instead of or in addition to a building permit.