Anyone who has the authority of the owner can apply for a building permit online. Applicants that are not licensed to perform the work must provide an affidavit from a license contractor or an owner affidavit if applicable.
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Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for an online account.
Application requirements vary depending on the work being performed. Please visit the Building section of the Public Works page to for an application specific checklist.
Please see our ePlans User's Guide for Building Permits or our Quick Start Guide for information on uploading your plans.
You can pay fees online using an eCheck or credit card, payments made by credit card are subject to a convenience fee of 2% + $1.00. You can also pay permit fees in person or by mail. We are unable to process payments over the phone.
To amend a permit that was submitted online send an email to email@example.com noting the permit number and describing the changes. Our staff will edit your permit application and notify you when you need to pay fees and upload amended files.
No. Applications submitted online follow a different workflow process than those submitted on paper and are not interchangeable.
While you do have the ability to see individual reviewers comments, you must wait until all reviews are complete before responding to comments. This process is different than our paper submission process, where you respond to each reviewer separately.
You have the ability to add view-only users to your applications so that they can view review comments, these users will not have access to alter your application or resubmit plans for you. To add them you simply enter their name and email address from your task page.
No. You do not have to apply online; you can apply in person at the Community Development Service Center or by mail.