Building permits ensure minimum standards to safeguard life, health, property and the public welfare by regulating the design, construction, quality of materials and use of buildings and structures; and to protect the environment.
For questions about a particular code, please refer to the applicable code or ordinance for more detailed and accurate information.
Are you starting a project and are unsure if a permit is required? View a list of commonly requested projects and required permits.
Are you starting a new project and wondering how much a permit will cost? Visit a list of the permit types and the how fees are calculated to understand the cost.
There are two phases following the submittal of an application:
- Plan Review: The County staff reviews the permit application and building plans to make sure it meets building codes. Plan review must be completed before a building permit is issued.
- Construction Inspection: This takes place after a building permit has been issued. A Building Inspector approves each part of the project, checking to see that the work is done safely and follows the approved plans and codes.