Permit Application Requirements:
A Permit submittal should consist of:
Can I do the work myself or should I hire a contractor?
Your project can be done yourself, with no outside contractors needed if:
Although doing the work yourself may sound like a great deal, make sure you are not biting off more than you can chew. In addition, you should be aware that your homeowner's insurance will be responsible for coverage should anything go awry due to your work. If you hire a contractor to do the work, and something goes awry, you have a source of recourse via the contractor's Liability Insurance.
Depending upon the type of permit for which you are applying, the supplemental information might include some, or all, of the following items:
A plot plan shows property lines, easements, fences, existing structures and all proposed additions and/or removal of structures shall be submitted for planning and Zoning setbacks. Plans shall be to scale and accurately dimensioned.
A foundation plan shows measurements, sizes, and locations of footings, reinforcement, attachments to existing structures, elevations and vapor barriers shall be submitted. Engineer stamp, signed and dated will be required on large additions. Cut, removal and replacement for underground plumbing and electric shall require plans and inspections. If a foundation exists with no vapor barrier and conditioned addition will be constructed on said foundation, an appropriate sealing method shall be submitted to prevent all moisture problems.
Floor plans with all dimensions, door and window details, etc. Each room or area shall be identified. Proposed areas shall be identified for future use. Example: “Patio slab to be covered/enclosed at a later date” or “Warehouse to be remodeled for future office space at a later date”.
Framing/structural drawing, showing locations, sizes, wood grades and types, steel grades and types, header sizes, door and window locations, attachment to existing structure, floor joist, roof trusses and hangers, shall be submitted. Pre-engineered floor joists and roof trusses shall have engineer letters and shop drawings.
Electric, Plumbing and HVAC (heat, vent, air condition) plans shall be submitted. New systems shall be engineered. These three trades are required to pull separate permits.
Drawings showing location, dimensions and size of rebar or wire mesh. For instances when you are expanding beyond existing paving, please indicate how the new paving will be tied into the existing structure or paving.
If Fire Suppression and/or Fire Alarm present or required, plans shall be submitted (before the frame inspection will be preformed).
Demolition plans shall be submitted before a demolition permit is issued. A demolition permit may be issued before building plans are submitted.