Building Inspector

Building Permits

Building permits are required for the construction, alteration, replacement, and repair of all structures. Building permits can be obtained in person from the Community Development Department.
  • For single-family and duplex residential properties, the cost is $30 for the first $5,000 of construction work and $3 for each additional $1,000.
  • For multi-family and commercial properties, the cost is $50 for the first $1,000 and $10 for each additional $1,000.

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Occupancy Permits

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.)

Other Permits

  • 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.