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Building Required Permits

Required Permits


The Building Department and Fire Marshal issues permits for:

  • Structures including residences, decks or covers, gazebos, garages, pre-fab metal carports/garages, cargo containers, swimming pools, hot tubs, retaining walls, hay sheds, grain bins, ag buildings, water towers, commercial buildings, signs, relocated structures, cell towers, etc.

  • Mobile, manufactured, modular homes and other modular structures

  • Temporary tent structures

  • Interior remodels, including window or door replacement in many circumstances

  • Re-roofing in some circumstances

  • Mechanical including wood stoves, fuel and propane tanks, heat pumps, etc.

  • Power generation including windmills, solar panels or other

  • Plumbing including underground sprinklers, etc.

  • Grading

  • Demolition of structures, including manufactured homes

  • Sprinkler and fire alarm systems

  • Any structure not specifically exempted by code or ordinance

  • Pyrotechnic Displays

  • Fireworks Stands

  • Day Care or Adult Family Home Inspections (as required by the state)

With variables involved in the many different project types including differences in codes, fees, plan requirements and departmental approval requirements, we are restricted in the amount of information we can provide in this forum that would pertain to each possible project.


Please contact our office with specifics of your project to determine permit necessity, plan requirements and other specifics. We will be pleased to email, mail or fax you the necessary forms and handouts specific to your proposed project.


Special Notes


Requirements for applying, permitting, construction and inspections are subject to change at any time based on local, state and federal law or policy, building code cycles and such.  What was required or allowed last year may be different next year.


All information provided to you with your application, permit and plans are important. Please be sure to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the information provided as you (the applicant) are responsible to meet all requirements.


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