Commercial, Industrial and Multifamily Permits

If you are planning on;

  • building an entirely new building,
  • renovating an existing building,
  • adding to an existing building,
  • doing tenant improvements or
  • demolishing an existing building

You will need a building permit.

The links below are designed to assist you with your permit application. Each link includes the necessary information you are required to submit in order to help speed up processing your permit.

The more complete your application is, the faster you will get your permit.

Application: Commercial, Institutional, Industrial or Multi-Family Residential

A complete application includes:

  1. Five complete sets of plans for new, renovation, addition, leasehold/tenant improvements and demolitions.
  2. Submit plan-sets in the following order:  architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fire suppressions, electrical, other.
  3. Completed application form. 
  4. Homeowner Warranty (HPO) required for all new multi-family projects
  5. Owner signature or if you’re not the owner, an Agent's Authorization form
  6. Building Permit Fees
  7. Building Code Information Sheet


More information to help you prepare a correct permit application submission:

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