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Building Department Overview
The purpose of the Building Department is to issue permits; license, monitor, inspect; and enforce building, zoning, signage codes, state barrier free codes, state construction codes, City Code of Ordinances, and historic district requirements for all construction, renovations, and additions to commercial, industrial, and residential property within the City. In addition, all electrical, plumbing, and heating and cooling inspections are performed by two part time independent contractors, under the jurisdiction and supervision of the Building Official. This department is also responsible for retaining, reviewing, and storage of the required site plans and construction documentation.
In addition, record keeping and agendas for the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Historic District Commission are prepared by the department’s personnel.
NOTICE TO BUILDERS : Recent changes to the Zoning Ordinance affect Residential Building Heights in the R-1A and R-1B First Density Residential Districts. Changes include:
Review the Schedule of Regulations in the Zoning Ordinance for detailed information on these changes.
Contractors save time by scheduling online inspections while house hunters can view permit history online
Saving time and having key information at your fingertips are just two of the many reasons that contractors are eager to set up an account on the Access My Government (AMG) website. Read about all the features of the Access My Government website.