A building permit must be obtained for all work done to a commercial building with the exception of paint, wallpaper, and flooring. Only a licensed contractor, architect, or engineer has the authority to apply for a building permit for work done to a commercial building. However, to apply for a permit to erect a sign, either a licensed contractor or the business owner may apply for the permit.
The building permit fee is based on the total cost of the job, materials and labor. The fee will be based upon the contract price of the job. If there is no contract, the fee will be calculated by the building inspector. Prices are calculated per thousand, and always rounded up to the nearest thousand. The first thousand is $22 with $7 for each additional thousand. Fees for electrical work done in conjunction with a building permit shall be included with the building permit fee. Such fee shall be 35 percent of the building permit fee or $45, whichever is greater. All fees are dollar based amounts and should not include coin value. If you have any questions regarding fees please contact the office directly.
Fees for sign permits are based on the cost and installation of the sign. The first thousand is $22 with $11 for each additional thousand. If the sign is illuminated, fees for electrical work will be charged in conjunction with the sign permit.
Note: A charge of $15 will be applied for any duplicate permit requested
Issued Permit cards are discarded after two months. Please pick up your permit within that time frame or provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your application so that it may be mailed.