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For more information, view Building Permit Exemptions Bulletin BB-11
A building permit is required to install a new roof, install new windows and replace siding on any commercial, multi-family, public and/or residential single family house or storage shed. However, if the building is exempt from permit requirements to construct, then a permit is not required for re-roof, window replacement and/or siding replacement.
A garage may be allowed to be converted to a bedroom or habitable living space but there are more code requirements than a basement conversion. A permit is required for a garage conversion prior to commencing any work and a thorough plan review and inspections are required to ensure all code requirements are met. Please contact the Community Development Department to determine if the work can be permitted and to obtain the permitting requirements prior to commencing work.
Windows, Doors, Siding and Re-RoofMost of these types of permits can be issued the same day over the counter. However, if the project is located in a critical area or structural changes or repair are needed, then the permit cannot be issued the same day over the counter.
New Single Family Residence, Garage, ShopA permit for a new house, garage or shop takes approximately 3 weeks to review and issue. All new construction permits must be routed to Public Works, Energy Services, Planning and the Fire Marshal for review and approval.
Commercial, Multi-Family and PublicThere is no definitive time that can be established for review and approval for either new commercial, multi-family or public buildings. These types of structures usually require much more time for review due to the complexity of the structure and the site infrastructure. A Pre-Application meeting is required for these structures and staff may be able to provide an approximate review time at this meeting.
Commercial Tenant ImprovementSimple tenant improvement permits, that only involve interior work, can usually be issued in 1 week. However, if water, electrical or gas meters will be modified or location change the permit may take longer to issue. Tenant improvement permits that involve additions and/or exterior work will require more review time and no definitive review time can be provided, each project will require the time necessary for a complete review.
Public Notices can be view on the City's SMARTGov Online Permit Center
For questions regarding a particular Notice, please call the Planning Department at (509) 962-7231.