The building official inspects residential, commercial and industrial development within the city to assure compliance with all applicable codes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the minimum size structure that requires a building
A. 200 square feet. Sheds or similar structures under 200 square
feet require a $25 site permit. Accessory buildings must be 5' from
Q. What are the setback requirements?
A. Setback requirements vary and it is best to consult with the
Q. Is a building permit required to install a fence?
A. Fences installed in a front yard should be no higher than 3' and
no building permit is required. It is recommended that the building
official be consulted for fences in areas that may need to adhere
to rules regarding vision triangles for traffic safety, these are most
commonly corner lots. A building permit is required for any
fence over 7'.
Q. Do patios require a building permit?
A. Patios attached to a residence require a building permit.
Decks may also require a permit. It is best to consult with the