Building Permits

Do you need a building permit?

Most construction work requires a permit, there are minor exceptions and examples are provided below.

Examples of Permit Exempt Items

  • Painting
  • Plumbing Fixture Replacement
  • Receptacle/Switch Replacement
  • Fences under 4’*
  • Decks less than 30″ above grade and less than 100SF surface**
  • Sheds under 120SF & within setback requirements

* Site Plan Approval Required
** Site Plan Approval Required and not within the Wildland/Urban Interface.

Examples of Items Requiring Building Permits

  • Carports
  • Fences over 4′
  • Covered Patios
  • Replacement of Roofing Materials
  • Window Replacement
  • Water Heater Installation

Mission Statement

To provide quality customer service via timely plan review and inspection services to facilitate successful completion of development projects.  The division employs nationally recognized building codes to ensure requirements are met to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the general public.

Services

The Building Division utilizes nationally recognized and adopted construction codes to ensure minimum requirements are met that safeguards the health, safety, and welfare of the public.  This also includes safety of life and property from fire and other hazards occurring in the built environment, as well as, the safety of emergency responders during emergency operations.  The division’s primary areas of focus are the following: structural strength, means of egress, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and energy conservation.

CONTACT

  • Permitting
  • Building Permit Center
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1371
  • City Manager's Office
  • Chelsea Walton
  • Development Services Facilitator
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1280

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