Residential Building Permits

Applications

New Single Family House or Duplex

Two sets of plans are required to be submitted along with the building permit application. Plans are not required to be stamped by an architect or engineer in most cases. The owner or builder can draw up the plans or plans can be purchased from various sources. Plans must include the following information:

  • Foundation plan – footing size, steel size and placement, wall size
  • Framing plans – beam, headers, floor joists, ceiling joists, rafters
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing information
  • Elevations of each of the four sides
  • Deck plans – including footing specs
  • Site plan drawn to scale showing:
    • Existing structures (placement on lot and dimensions)
    • Proposed structures (placement on lot and dimensions)
    • Adjacent street(s)
    • Lot dimensions
    • Location of driveways, sidewalks and utility easements
    • Front, rear, and side setbacks
    • North arrow indicating which direction is north
    • The scale to which the site plan is drawn
    • Subdivision, lot number, and address

Single Family Remodel/Addition

2 sets of plans are required to be submitted along with the building permit application. Plans are not required to be stamped by an architect or engineer in most cases. Click on the links above for project specific worksheets to help you develop your plans for a residential remodel, basement finish, carport, deck, above-ground swimming pool, or utility buildings. For room additions submit plans according to the list above for a “New Single Family House or Duplex”.