Permits, Home Improvements

Permits must be obtained from the city's Building Department for home improvements that are not cosmetic in nature. Changes that affect the structure, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing system would generally require a permit. Additions and excavations also require a permit:
  • Permits must be posted in a conspicuous manner on the property
  • Failure to obtain the appropriate permits prior to work performance will result in the posting of a Stop Work Order
  • Violation of a Stop Work Order could result in legal action against the property owner.
The city's trash contractor is not responsible for collecting construction-related debris set out at the curb. Contractors are responsible for the removal and disposal of related debris while owners acting as their own contractor may need to secure a dumpster or other container for debris removal.