Permits & Fees

Projects Requiring a Building Permit

A Building Permit is required for any new construction, enlargement or major renovation of a structure within the County including but not limited to the following:

  • Additions to Existing Buildings, Including New Kitchens, Bathrooms, Porches, Patios or Greenhouses
  • Any Change in Use of an Existing Building, Whether or Not Alterations Are Required
  • Any Interior/Exterior Work Involving Utility Replacement
  • Creation of Any New Dwelling Units in Existing Buildings, or Major Rehabilitation of Existing Units
  • Fences
  • Garages, Storage Sheds and Carports
  • New Homes
  • New Installations of Solid Fuel Burning Equipment and Chimneys
  • New Residential, Commercial, Industrial or Public Buildings
  • Structural Alterations to Any Existing Buildings
  • Swimming Pools, Either in-Ground or Above Ground

Projects That Don't Require a Building Permit

  • General maintenance work
  • Insulation and storm doors and windows
  • Painting
  • Repair of porches, steps, or walks

Permit Application Procedures

Permit applications should be accompanied by scale drawings and construction documents showing the following information:

  • Building construction documents including plans, elevations, sections and specifications in such detail as the Building Inspector shall require
  • Building setbacks from all property lines
  • Locations and sizes of any proposed utility lines
  • Locations of any existing and proposed structures on the property
  • Lot dimensions and boundaries
  • Proposed landscaping and site features such as driveways, parking areas, sidewalks and plantings

For any new building other than a one or two family accessory structure, the site plan must be reviewed and approved before a Building Permit may be issued.


Permit Fees

Square footage is based upon exterior foundation dimensions. Areas to be included in calculations include all stories except basements or cellars if not finished as living space. An additional 2% levy fee also applies.

Zoning Permit: $25

New Building, Repairs, & Additions

Commercial: $0.15 per square foot
Critical Structures: $150
Demolition: $25
Exemptions: Churches; local, state, and federal agencies; farm use; ordinary repairs
Manufactured Home: $75 for single, $150 for double wide
Miscellaneous: $2
Residential: $0.10 per square foot
Revalidate Permit: $5 within 1 year of cancellation
Storage Buildings: $0.01 per square foot if over 1,000, $5 flat fee if under 1000 square feet
Swimming Pools: $50
Towers: $150


HVAC Systems: $25
Storage Tanks: $25 for removal or installation


Additional Wiring: $3 residential, $10 commercial
Change of Service: $25
Moved Service: $10
New Service: $ 1 per 10 amp (single phase),$1.50 per 10 amp (three phase)
Reconnects: $25
Single-Phase: $6 per 60 amp, $10 per 100 amp, $20 per 200 amp, $40 per 400 amp
Temporary Service: $1 per 10 amp (single phase)
Three-Phase: $15 per 100 amp, $30 per 200 amp, $60 per 400 amp


Commercial Fixtures: $1 each for the first 20, $0.50 each for 21 to 50, $0.25 each over 50
Residential Fixtures: $1 each, $0.50 per house bib
Sprinkler: $0.05 per square foot


Up to 100 Square Feet: $25
100 to 200 Square Feet: $50
Above 200 Square Feet: $100