Q: I do home repair for my own house. At what point do I need a building permit?
if you are in the State jurisdiction, you need a State building permit for all repairs and additions.
Q: How long does it take to issue a residential building permit or a commercial building permit?
On average, expect 3-5 days for issuance of a residential building permit and 5-7 days for issuance of a commercial building permit.
Q: I have my contract amount (valuation) for a building permit. How do I calculate my permit fee?
If the contract price is over $15,000.00 apply the following formula:
Valuation - 15,000.00 ÷ 1,000 + 45 x 1.2 = fee
If it is under 15,000.00:
Valuation x 3 ÷ 1,000 x 1.2 = fee
Q: On my State Application for a Building Permit, how do I figure my square footage?
Take all heated space, covered patio area, and garage space and combine to have an accurate square footage count.
Q: " How do I obtain a permit?"
The submittal requirements for a Homeowner's Building permit are as follows:
- Obtain planning and zoning, approval from the county and submit the approval letter with you permit request.
- Two (2) complete sets of plans at 1/4' = 1'-0' minimum scale and provide the required information listed on the Permit Guide for Residential Construction.
- Submit the completed Multi - purpose State Building Application.
- Submit the building permit fee, which CID will provide as soon as you let us know what the total cost of the project is going to be. Without the permit fee CID will not process the permit request. Upon receipt of the complete permit package CID will enter, review and approve the permit request and issue a building permit within five (5) working days.