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From the Building Safety Department, access "Building Permit Application."
a. Build a one-story detached storage/tool accessory structure not over 120 square feet of floor area. The structure must be screened from the street and must have a minimum 10 foot “building setback” from any adjacent property line in compliance with the “City Code” and the “Zoning Code”. In addition, the structure may not obstruct access to or egress from any required “emergency escape and rescue opening”.b. Build a retaining wall not over 4 feet high. The height is measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.c. Install playground equipment.d. Install driveways and sidewalks.e. Install window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior wall.f. Re-roof, provided the same roofing materials are used. g. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work. Emergency Escape/Rescue Openings
If the project’s construction causes alterations to the exterior of the building, the City’s “Design Review Board” (DRB) must review and approve these alterations before a building permit application can be made. See “Design Review Board Application” form. Building Permit Application
***PLEASE NOTE: Substantive reviews such as required second and third reviews for both commercial and residential projects may require additional processing time. On average, two (2) to three (3) added business days are normally required for each substantive review.
***PLEASE NOTE: The timelines may vary due to volume and suspensions for delays caused by the need for public hearings, state or federal licenses or approvals from public utilities. Also note that this timeline processing is within the department only (does not include time waiting for client response).
All building permits have a fee cost associated with them that is determined at the time of the building permit application. For an estimate of the fee costs associated with your construction project, please contact the Building Safety Department at (623) 935-1066. When calling for an estimate, please provide a detailed description of all work involved in the building project and the “total valuation” of the completed project.
This is a guide of project types which require building plan review. Please contact the Building Safety Department at (623)935-1066, regarding whether construction drawings and building plan review will be required for your specific project.
Yes. Prior to preparing any construction drawings and/or construction documents (as well as any construction work), a review of the City’s building code amendments (changes) is highly recommended. See Building Code Amendments.
After the second re-inspection, and building corrections are still not properly addressed, a “re-inspection fee” will be accessed and paid by the contractor before any further inspections are made. Residential Inspection Checklist