Occupancy permits are required at the time of a sale of a property. This applies to both residential and commercial properties. Sellers and/or real estate agents are expected to schedule these inspections prior to the closing. Please allow a minimum of two weeks for scheduling. All occupancy permits must be completed in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the Community Development Office.
Occupancy permits are $75 per unit in single- and two-family dwellings.
Occupancy permits for multi-family dwellings (i.e. apartment buildings) are $50 per unit.
Occupancy permits for commercial and industrial buildings are $125 per unit.
The City reserves the right to charge a re-inspection fee after two visits to the same unit. The City also reserves the right to refuse the inspection of unsanitary properties (severely water-damaged, rodent-infested, etc.)
Street opening permits are $300 for the first 30 lineal feet, regardless of the surface type, and $15 for each additional 20 feet. A $5,000 maintenance bond must be posted with each application.
For sign permits (new signage and replacement signage) there is a $40 erection fee plus $1 per square foot.
Planning Commission applications are $500.
Residential Zoning Hearing Board applications are $500. Commercial Zoning Hearing Board applications are $1,000.