Building projects of any size may require that you obtain one or more permits before you can begin the work. Before beginning a project, you should contact the City Building Department to see if you need to obtain a permit. If you hire a contractor, the contractor will apply for the permit.
Sometimes a site plan, a zoning site review, and/or an inspections plan review are required before a permit can be issued. Your contractor will take care of these items. Applications for permits may be downloaded and submitted to building staff in person at City Hall or scanned and sent via email.