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New Residential Dwellings


A Building Permit Application is required for all new Residential Projects for the construction, alteration, moving, repair, and modification, demolition, in whole or in part or the change of use of any building or structure.

Filing Instructions can be found in the Permit Portal

Notes. After the permit has been issued, and footing and foundation inspections are completed, the foundation construction is complete. Before any framing may begin, a foundation location survey by a licensed land surveyor must be submitted that indicates:

1. The Building Permit Number.
2. The elevation of the top of the foundation wall.
3. The setbacks of the foundation to all property lines.
4. A certification from the licensed land surveyor indicating: the average front yard depth of the existing buildings within two hundred feet (200') on each side of the lot and within the same block in the same use district, or if there are less than two (2) existing buildings on the same side of the street, the average front yard depth of existing buildings within two hundred feet (200') on each side directly opposite the lot in the same use district. 

No person shall be permitted to alter any application except the owner. The application is a sworn statement. Anyone knowingly entering false information thereon may be guilty of a criminal offense.

It is the policy of this department to abandon and destroy, without notification, any application that has been left dormant by the owner or agent thereof for 1 year. All fees paid in relation to such application will be non-refundable and non-transferable.