A permit is necessary to assure that your project is being built according to city zoning specifications. This way your project is reviewed before construction to avoid potential and sometimes costly problems.
If you fail to obtain a permit before construction starts or the change of use to any property:
- the cost could be as much as three times the normal permit fee
- your project could be stopped until you acquire the proper permits
- if the project does not meet city specifications, you could be required to remove all construction.
Most permits are valid for one year, beginning at the application date. Please contact the Zoning Department to obtain a Permit.