A Building Permit is required whenever you build or change a structure (i.e. new homes, additions, pools, garages, etc.) within the city. You may want to print the Building Permit Checklist to ensure that you have all you'll need to complete your application packet.
Completing the Process
You will need to submit the following along with your application (print checklist):
Two sets of drawings or sealed blueprints from a licensed architect as well as a digital copy (pdf). Include on drawings: Building construction drawing detailed with material and all specifications including HVAC details, electrical and plumbing specs
Copy of warranty deed or deed of trust for property
Paid real estate tax receipt from previous year
Site diagram of property showing location of work to be done (must be drawn to scale)
Soils morphology test required for private septic systems (must be designed by a licensed engineer and drawings sealed along with sealed diagram of drainfield)