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Building Permit - Generally required whenever you construct, enlarge, alter, move, replace, repair, improve, convert, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. For more information read our Building Permit (BLD) Application Guide.
Work Exempt from Permit - Some projects do not require a building permit. For more information, see our Work Exempt from Permit form.
*Building Permit Applications have been taking longer than usual due to staffing shortages, volume of applications, and workloads.
Click here to Apply for a Building Permit
Click here to view your existing applications via ACA