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If you are here to obtain a commercial building permit you will need to:

You will need to submit two (2) sets of site plans and construction drawings.

If the structure will occupy more than 5,000 square feet or if the use is to be used for assembly, educational, or institutional purposes the plans must be sealed by a state licensed architect or engineer.

You will need to make a site development permit application so the site may be checked for compliance with the Unified Land Use Ordinance.

You will need to make an application for a septic system, at a cost of $150, or bring a PAID receipt from the sewer provider.

The Plan Review Coordinator and Fire Marshal’s Office will review your construction plans while the site development application is being checked for compliance.

After approval of the site plan, the sewage disposal system and the construction drawings
must be approved before the permit for construction can be issued.

For permits over 5,000 dollars a state-licensed general contractor is required.

The contractor will need to have the following information in order for the permit clerk to issue the building permit:
  • cost of project
  • size of project
  • use of structure
  • list of sub contractors
  • contractor number (If applicable)

The permit clerk will give you directions on how to request inspections and how to obtain inspection results.

The building may be occupied only after a final inspection and a certificate of occupancy is issued by the Building Codes Department.

If you have any questions, or if you do not understand what you are being asked to do, please do not hesitate to ask the clerk to explain to you again, what you need to do. If we can be of further service, please call (864) 596-2728