Building Service Department

The mission of the Building Services Department (BSD) is to create and maintain a healthy, safe community by enforcement of the adopted building codes and amendments by providing efficient customer service and ensuring quality in the design, construction and use of properties within the community.
  1. Department Structure
  2. Codes

The Building Services Department encompasses the Building and Permitting offices, the Code Enforcement Department and the Administrative Fire Marshal’s Office. Pre-development meetings may be scheduled with all parties involved in your project, which is encouraged so that we may work together with you through every step of your project. The BSD website provides a packet containing all of the permitting requirements and other pertinent information required for plan submittal, review, and inspections.

Certificates of Occupancy
A Certificate of Occupancy is required for:
Occupancy and use of a building hereafter erected or structurally altered; change in use of an existing building to a use of a different classification; and/or a change in the use of the land (regardless of whether or not a building is present or erected on the property) to a use of a different classification. For more information, click the 
Fire Marshal Office link.
To download applications and permits, select the tabs below:
  1. Contractor
  2. Permits
  3. Credit Card
Contractor Registration Requirements 
 
Any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity that is required to secure a permit from or the consent of any administrative department within the corporate structure of the city, prior to commencing any construction, repair, work, labor or service shall be required to register with the city and furnish a general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $300,000 for injuries in any one accident, not less than $100,000 for injury to any one person and not less than $250,000 for property damage. The registration fee shall be $50 and payable prior to obtaining any permit for construction work inside the city limits.

All building permit applications require the signature of the home/property owner as well as the contractor’s signature prior to the issuance of the permit. 


To download your registration form, please select from the following:
Building Contractor
Mechanical Contractor
Master Electrician
Master Plumber
Sign Erector
  
Exceptions
 
Homeowners are exempt from the construction registration when performing their own work at or in their residence that is lawfully homesteaded as such. 

Homeowners may not do their own work on a newly purchased home or rental property. A homeowner who qualifies to do their own work is required to obtain the necessary permits and follow all applicable codes and inspection procedures that are required.