Permits and Licenses

Building Permit

A building permit must be obtained from City Hall prior to beginning any work on a building project. The building inspector receives a copy so the permit does not need to be posted. The permit applicant (homeowner or contractor) is responsible for scheduling all required inspections, as well as a final inspection upon completion of the project. The permit applicant is also responsible for correcting any work that does not meet building code requirements. Building permit fees are based on the valuation of the building project.

Commercial projects will require a plan review prior to issuing permits.  Please submit a full set of signed blueprints along with all information pertaining to your project one month prior to the proposed construction start date.

Follow this link for a printable New Construction Commercial and Residential Building Permit Application Checklist to be turned in at City Hall.

New Construction/Commercial Building Permit Application
New Construction/Residential Building Permit Application
Southview Addition Building Requirements
Excavation Code - Policy Statement 2019
Permit to Dig on City Right-of-Way

For other Building Permit questions or concerns, contact Building Inspector Steven Schroeder at 218-849-3618