Application Forms

  1. What services does the Building Department provide?
  2. Why do I need a permit?
  3. What types of things do I need a permit for?
  4. What is the cost of a building permit?
  5. I want to re-grade my property and bring in a "little" fill. Do I need a permit?
  6. How long does it take to get a permit?
  7. How can I find out what my property is zoned?
  8. Where can I find the size of my lot?
  9. What can I build on my single-family residential lot?
  10. How big can I build on my lot?
  11. How do I determine the location of my house in relation to my property lines?
  12. How high can I build a fence on my property?
  13. What time will my building, plumbing, gas or electrical inspection be?
  14. Can I request a certain inspector for inspections?
  15. What do I need for a final inspection?
  16. How do I know if I live in a floodplain?
  17. What is a flood construction level?
  18. How can I get a copy of my house plans or a copy of the occupancy certificate?
  19. What size of accessory building can I build?
  20. There's a new development being built beside my house and I'm worried about water coming onto my property. What can I do?
  21. Why do I need a geotechnical engineer (for anything)?
  22. How do I find out if a house I am purchasing has ever been used as a grow op?
  23. What restrictions apply for building retaining walls?
  24. Can I do my own plumbing on my property?
  25. What is a Right of Way?
  26. How can I find out about a Right of Way?
  27. Where is my water, sanitary or storm connection?
  28. What is a covenant?
  29. What is an easement?
  30. How do I arrange for an easement?
  31. How do I find any legal documents shown on the title on my property?
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