Residential permits are required for the following:
- New Single Family Dwelling (SFD)
- Additions, remodels, or basement finishes to a SFD
- Garages and sheds over 200 sq. ft.
- Structural roof conversions
- Furnace, water heater, and air conditioner installations or replacements
Residential Building Permit Requirements
To obtain a Residential Building Permit, bring in a completed permit application, an application deposit (see application) and two copies of the following:
- Plot Plan – show all property lines and the distance from all structures to the property lines. Plot plans must address all items on the review checklist for residential plot plans. Checklist is provided with building permit application.
- Footing and Foundation details – showing the depth and dimensions of footing, height and thickness of foundation walls, steel reinforcement sizes and placement, bolt and washer sizes and locations, sill plate type and size.
- Gas Line and Appliance – gas line diagrams, pipe sizes and lengths, BTU ratings of all gas appliances, combustion air sizes, and common vent size and height.
- Floor Plan(s) – with dimensions of the structure, room sizes and description of use, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC layouts, window and door sizes and locations.
- Cross Section – showing wall type including stud size and spacing, sheathing type and fastening, insulation type and R-value rating, drywall size and fastening, attic ventilation.
- Framing Plan(s) – roof, floor, beam, including braced wall details.
- Stair Details – including guardrail design and handrail details.
- Elevations – exterior wall finish, show all gables, pop-outs, bay windows, height of building, and other architectural features.
- New SFDs – require a REScheck or other approved energy certification. Most new home plans also require an engineer's review. Provide the City with two copies of the energy certification and the engineer stamped structural calculations and details with the SFD plans and specification submittals.