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Residential Building Permit Application Instructions

Listed below are the items you will need to submit with your building permit application. Some minor alteration / repair projects do not require plans.
List of projects requiring plans - Is a Building Permit Required

Building Permit Application Package

Required Resources

New Single Family  Dwelling

Additions, Sheds, Detached Garages, Decks, etc
Building Permit Application

1

1

Construction Plans *

4

4

Site Development Plan

7 (8 if waterfront)

7 (8 if waterfront)

Standard Grading Plan Application
or
Grading Permit Application 

1

1

Topography Map (Critical Area Only)

1

1

Approved Perc (On private sewerage)

1

1

Record Plat

3

3

Critical Area Worksheet (Critical Area Only)

2

2

 
*Construction Plans on File - For homes with pre-approved "plans on file", submit 2 copies of the floor plans with each building permit application. All options and finished area must be noted on floor plans.
Building Permit Application form with original signatures- The applicant must be the current property owner or agent. If not, the applicant must submit a notarized letter from the owner authorizing the applicant to submit the application.
Construction Plans - drawn to scale showing the following (1/4” = 1’ scale recommended on construction plans):
  1. Floor Plan  -  Show overall dimensions, label rooms, locate windows, doors, etc.
  2. Elevations - Show outside views of the completed structure
  3. Wall Section - Show dimensions, types of material such as concrete footings, concrete slab, studs, sheathing, floor joists, aluminum siding, roof trusses, insulation, R values, etc.
  4. Footing and Framing Plans - Size and depth of footings and foundations, size and spans of framing members (joists, rafters, studs)
  5. Door and Window Schedule - Show size, type of net clear operable area. Note: no openings are allowed in walls less than 3 feet from property line.
  6. Deck Construction Guide  - Can be used as construction plans if the deck is to be constructed as shown.
Site Development Plan - showing all existing and proposed structures, including accessory structures (detached garages, sheds, pools, etc.) Clearly delineate building dimensions, including setbacks from all property lines. Show proposed water well and septic areas, including septic reserve areas, if applicable. 
Site Development Plan Checklists
Approved Perc  - Provide Health Department approved site plan, if on private sewerage.
Recorded Plat - if the subject lot is not included on an approved and recorded major subdivision plat listed in the County computer files.
Topography Map (Critical Area Only) - are available from the Office of Planning and Zoning, 2664 Riva Road, 4th floor, Map Room. There is a charge per copy.
Critical Area Worksheet  (Critical Area Only)

 

 

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