Please contact Shannan Kinsley at City Hall before starting construction or improvements of any type on your property.
Building permits are mandatory on any and all construction in the City in accordance with adopted building codes and all City ordinances and codes unless an exception is specified in this ordinance. Building permits are valid for a period of one year from the date of issuance. One six month extension may be granted at no additional fee for the same construction project. Extensions beyond this period will require a variance from the Board of Adjustment.
All applications for building permits shall be accompanied by a platted site plan drawn to scale with actual dimensions of property, setbacks, location of wells and septic systems, construction and foundation plans, use of property, applicable septic system permit if required by Ordinance #19 and 20, and such other information and plans necessary for the building inspector to review and approve the site and construction plans before construction begins and to provide for enforcement of all regulations.
Plan Review and Execution
Upon receipt of permit application, fees, and associated plats and plans, the Building Inspector will review the plans for completeness and compliance with building codes, lot sizes, setbacks, or any other portion of this ordinance. All construction is prohibited until the Building Inspector approves the plans and/or the Board of Adjustment grants a variance in writing. If in compliance, the Building Inspector may approve the construction to commence. If approved, the construction may commence in accordance with the approved plans and required inspections. At the discretion of the Building Inspector, the construction may be stopped if the construction deviates from the plan or fails inspections.
Any regulations concerning building codes, lot sizes, setbacks, or any other portion of this ordinance that are not met will require an approved variance from the Board of Adjustment. Upon determination of the Building Inspector that a variance is required, applications for variances of the Building and Zoning regulations on property shall be in accordance with all ordinances and requirements of the City. Application for variance shall be submitted to the City Secretary and be accompanied by the fee designated by Amendment to Ordinance #158 for City Services and the same documents required to obtain a building permit. The Board of Adjustment will conduct a public hearing and provide judgment on the Variance request.