Building Permits

  • Construction of a new single family home or duplex, additions, alterations and remodel of an existing home
  • Adding an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
  • Construction of a deck or accessory structure such as a garage or carport 
  • Garage conversion to living space
  • Installation of a new manufactured home

Short plat and Subdivision

If your project proposes to subdivide property into additional lots, visit the Divide Property page for more information.

Infill lot

When planning to demolish an existing home and build a newer home please email a Permit Technician or visit us in the Development Services Center for information on the process.

When don't I need a permit?

  • Sidewalks, driveways and detached decks, on private property, not more than 30 inches above adjacent grade and not over any basement or story below.
  • One-story detached accessory structures, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
  • Retaining walls which are not over 4 feet in height measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
  • Removal and replacement of exterior windows in existing window openings. The size and opening may not be altered and operable opening size may not be decreased.
  • Removal and replacement of interior doors in existing door frames.
  • For other work exempt from permit criteria see our Work Exempt from Permit Handout (PDF).

Projects not included in this list will require a building permit.

  1. Prepare
  2. Apply
  3. Review
  4. Build



See the Code and Design Requirements (PDF) for a full list of adopted codes.


Several applications will need to be downloaded and filled out. All permit applications are separate submittals. Some potential permits that will need to be applied for are:

To help with the process and applicable information please download a copy of our Building Permit Guide.

What’s it going to cost?

Each permit is based on the value of construction and can vary depending on which process is applicable. Visit the Development Services fee schedule page to determine which fees may be applicable to your project.

For fee estimates please email our Permit Technicians. Be prepared to give an accurate value of construction (PDF)

I still have questions...

Schedule an appointment to speak with one of our counter planners, plans examiners or civil engineers. We are more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.