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Residential Building and Plumbing Permits

The Guidelines for Residential Building & Plumbing permits covers a variety of items dealing with building construction, such as:

  • A list of typical examples of activities that require permits
  • Information that is required in order to obtain a building permit
  • When the property owner is required to call for inspections
  • How much notice needs to be given to Building Safety prior to those inspections
  • Example of what drawings must show 
  • Contact information for Environmental Health Services when installing sewage disposal systems, obtaining approvals and associated fees.

Residential Permit Guidelines >>  (1 MB)

Barrier-Free Design >>  (2 MB)

Planning and Zoning Areas - Area Development Act & Regulations >>


Commercial Building and Plumbing Permits

The Guidelines for Commercial Building & Plumbing permits cover: 
  • A list of typical examples of activities that require permits
  • Application requirements and application forms
  • Fees
  • Site plan examples
  • Inspection requirements
  • Contact information for Environmental Health Services when installing sewage disposal systems, obtaining approvals and associated fees.

Guidelines for Commercial Building & Plumbing Permits >>  (2 MB)


    After you Receive your Permit

    After you have received your Development or Building or Plumbing Permit at certain stages of construction you are required to call for Inspections. 

    Please be advised that it is the owners’ responsibility to call for all the required inspections, and to provide at least seventy-two hours (72) notice, at the following stages.


    Building File Information

    Homeowners, are you aware that you can review your property file to see the details of all permits issued and all inspections conducted on your property? To review your property file please come to our office with your proof of ownership and you as the owner can review your complete file.