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How long will it take to get a permit?
The process of obtaining a permit is an interactive process. There are several factors that affect the length of time necessary to receive a permit:
_ Completeness of plans.
_ Does your submittal contain all of the required information?
_ How quickly the contact person responds to review comments.
_ Current workload of the City Plan Review staff at the time of submittal.
_ What type of review is required?
Plan reviews for permit issuance are completed on a "first in - first out" basis.
Click here to view our Permit application review timeline

Permit Center

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. How long will it take to get a permit?
3. When is it OK to do work without a permit?
4. If I am only adding is an interior non-bearing wall, do I need a permit?
5. Are permit fees refundable?
6. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
7. May I start work before my permit is issued?
8. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
9. Is a permit required for a detached storage/play shed?
10. When is a Demolition Permit required?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. May I build my house or addition myself?
13. May I draw my own plans or do I need an architect?
14. When do I need to hire an engineer?
15. Who has to pick up the building permit?
16. May I mail in permits and fees?
17. We are painting the exterior of our house. Is a permit required for this?
18. How long is my permit valid?
19. How do I extend my permit?
20. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?

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