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We provide quality assurance that all construction is in compliance with minimum standards for life and health safety. Associated services are:

We are also responsible for coordinating damage assessment and recovery after a disaster with county and state emergency management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Hours of Operation

Permit Counter Hours
(Permits, Plan Review, Fees)

Inspector's Office Hours
(Inspection Requests)

Field Inspection Hours
(On-Site)

Monday - Friday Monday - Friday
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 9:00 am 7:00 am - 7:30 am

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm 9:15 am - 12:30 pm


1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Mission

We define our mission by drawing upon long-held traditional community values. These values are grounded in uniform and consistent code enforcement, preserving property values and neighborhoods along with safeguarding the public.

Frequently Asked Questions

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What should I do if my contractor did not obtain a permit?

  • Can I do construction work myself or must I hire a licensed contractor?

  • If I do not need a permit, may I construct my project however I want?

  • Do I need a permit to construct a basement rec-room?

  • Do I need a permit to construct a fence and are there any requirements?

  • Do I need a permit to re-roof my home?

  • Do I need a permit to re-side my home?

  • Do I need a permit to construct a storage shed?

  • Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?

  • Do I need a permit to replace my windows?

  • I want to remodel my kitchen. What permits will I need?

  • I want to replace the light fixtures on the outside of my home. Do I need an electrical permit?

  • I want to replace the faucet on my kitchen sink. Do I need a plumbing permit?

  • I want to install a new dishwasher. What permit do I need?

  • I want to install a hot tub. What permits do I need?

  • I did work without the required permits. Now I want to sell my house but the real estate condition report indicates I must disclose this information. What are my options?

  • My neighbor's yard is a mess. Can the city force them to clean it up?

  • Do I need a permit to discharge my downspouts and/or sump pump to an underground pipe system?

  • Where can I discharge my downspouts and/or sump pump?