Other Permits & Licenses

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Building Permit – Additional Submission Requirements 

ADDITIONS

  • Must be approved by ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • If meets substantial construction definition. – see ARB Substantial Construction checklist. Materials due at least 5 weeks prior to the ARB meeting.
  • After ARB approval, 2 printed sets and 1 digital set of construction drawings must be submitted for codes review before a permit can be issued.

PLAY EQUIPMENT– Over eight feet (8’) tall and/or with a foundation 

 DECKS/PATIOS

  • New decks/patios must be approved by the ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • Decks/patios that are being moved or expanded more than 2 feet in any direction must be approved by the ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • City Planner can approve patios that are replacements (including changes in materials) in the approximate footprint of the existing patio if there are no dimensional expansions of more than 2 feet in any direction, setback requirements and Greenspace Requirements are met for the lot.  
  • SUBMIT for replacements:  Color photographs of existing deck/patio; site plan with patio/deck accurately drawn with distance to property line; indication of whether the shape or size is changing, Greenspace ratio; and copy of bid sheet or contract given to the homeowner by the contractor.
  • Adding any new mechanical, electric or plumbing elements to a deck/patio is substantial construction and requires a 5 week ARB notice.

DEMOLITIONS – INTERIOR

  • SUBMIT: Interior plan indicating room(s) for demolition.

DEMOLITIONS – SWIMMING POOLS

  • SUBMIT: Photos of existing pool, site plan of existing condition, and site plan of proposed condition.

DEMOLITION  - WHOLE HOUSE

  • SUBMIT: Application must be submitted at least 45 days before a permit can be issued.
  • 1) boundary pin survey with current site details; 2) confirmation from sewer, electrical, gas and water utilities that services have been disconnected; 3) photos of all sides of house prior to demolition; 4) Tree and Plant ROW permit; 5) Contractor bonds.
  • Must also obtain land disturbance permit.
  • Contractor must install City-provided demolition information sign.
  • Must install temporary demolition fence until permanent construction fence is installed.
  • Contractor must provide 48-hour notice to surrounding neighbors, as determined by City staff, of demolition to prepare for potential demolition debris.

DRAINS, BURYING (sump pumps, down spouts)

  • SUBMIT: Site plan of where down spouts will outlet on lot with distance of outlet to property line indicated. Outlet must be at least 10 ft. from property line and back of curb. Proposed plan must not change water flow OR add water to neighboring property. City Administrator must approve connecting into City’s under-curb drain system.

DRIVEWAY REPLACEMENTS

  • New driveways must be approved by the ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • Driveways that are being moved or expanded more than 2 feet in any direction must be approved by the ARB – see ARB checklist
  • City Planner can approve driveways that are replacements (including changes in materials) in the same location, size and shape if the replacement meets Design Guidelines and Greenspace Requirements for the lot. City Planner can approve the addition of decorative treatment such as brick, stone or concrete ribbon if it does not increase the width to over 12’ at property line.
  • SUBMIT for Replacements: Photos of existing drive, site plan with dimensions of drive, Greenspace ratio, bid sheet or contract that contractor gave to property owner, and contractor bond.

ELECTRICAL (UPGRADES OR BURYING)

  • Bid sheet or contract that contractor provided to property owner.
  • If burying a line, must include site plan or survey to show where lines will be located.

FENCES/WALLS

  • City Planner can approve fences/walls no more than 6 ft. high if set back at least 15 ft. from front plane of house. Within 15 ft. of front plan of house a fence/wall must be 4 ft. high or less.
  • City Planner can approve fences/walls pre-approved by the ARB (link to wood and metal). Fences/walls not on the preapproved style guide require ARB approval.
  • See Zoning Ordinance 5-138 C regarding fence/walls on a corner lot.
  • ARB can approve up to 7 ft. rear yard fence, anything higher must get variance from BZA.
  • Height is determined by measuring distance from finished grade on side facing street/neighboring lot to highest point of fence/wall, excluding posts.
  • SUBMIT: Boundary pin survey marked with proposed fence/wall location; bid sheet or contract indicating fence/wall height, and pre-approved fence style sheet with style marked.

FLAGPOLES

  • SUBMIT:  Site plan with flagpole location and height and bid or contract from contractor to property owner. 

FLOODPLAIN DEVELOPMENT PERMIT

  • Floodplain Administrator will determine if proposed work is located in the floodplain. In addition to City application, a State and Federal permit application may be applicable.

FOUNDATION REPAIR

  • SUBMIT:  Bid or contractor from contractor to property owner and engineer inspection and/or report.

GENERATORS

  • City Planner can approve generators that meet the following requirements: decibel level less than or equal to 70 DBA at 30 feet; color is dark green or beige; screening on all sides by fences, walls, primary or detached structures, and/or landscaping designed for all-season coverage; unit located within 15 feet of primary building and 10 feet from side and/or rear setbacks.
  • ARB must approve generators that do not meet the above requirements. – see ARB checklist
  • SUBMIT for City Planner Approval: Generator specifications including decibel level (DBA) and color, plan for screening, photos of location and neighbor views, site plan showing generator location with distance to primary structure and side/rear setbacks, and bid or contract from contractor to property owner. 

GUTTERS/DOWNSPOUTS 

  • New copper or non-painted metal must go to the ARB. – see ARB checklist 
  • SUBMIT: bid or contract from contractor to property owner and photos of existing gutters/downspouts.

HEATING & COOLING (HVAC)

  • A/C Units: If moving unit or adding one, must have boundary pin survey with new location marked and all units must be at least 10 ft. from property line. If replacing an existing unit closer than 10 ft. from property line then requires ARB approval is required.
  • SUBMIT: bid or contract from contractor to property owner; photo of existing units showing location/view from the street; aerial view or site plan showing location, must indicate if it is replacement of existing or adding new; and provide specification of unit decibels.

INTERIOR REMODELS

  • Redecorating (painting, tiling, carpeting, etc.), replacing an appliance, or light fixture does not require a permit.
  • SUBMIT:  Interior plan to calculate square footage; if removing walls, submit any header construction drawings as required by Inspector; and bid or contract from contractor to property owner.

IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

  • SUBMIT:  A site plan showing the location of backflow preventer and main lines (which cannot be within 3 ft. of curb) and bid or contract from contractor to property owner.

NEW STRUCTURES

POOLS/SPAS

RADON SYSTEM

  • City Planner can approve interior systems that are vented through the roof at the back of the home. Exterior systems must be approved by the ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • SUBMIT for interior system: bid or contract from contractor to property owner and photo of location for vent. 

ROOF REPLACEMENT

  • City Planner can approve preapproved styles : wood - wrought iron . Any other roof styles require ARB approval. – see ARB checklist
  • SUBMIT: bid or contract from contractor to property owner that indicates ice and water shield as required by Code and details material. 

SATELLITE DISHES

SHUTTERS

SIDING

SOLAR PANELS

  • Solar panel systems require ARB approval. - see ARB approval. Refer to City Ordinance 5-130 and 5-146 for specifications of allowable system.

SPORT/RECREATIONAL COURT

SUBSTANTIAL CONSTRUCTION

  • A substantial construction project is any of the following: 1) new principal building, 2) addition of 3,000 sq. ft. or more to existing principal building, 3) addition which results in at least 50% increase of footprint or square footage of the overall structure, and 4) outdoor recreational facility or pool 5) new or existing deck or patio that adds mechanical, electric, or plumbing.
  • Substantial construction projects require ARB approval Information must be submitted to City Hall 5 weeks before ARB meeting date. – see Substantial Construction ARB checklist

WATER FEATURES

  • Water features that are attached to the ground and have electrical, mechanical, or plumbing attached to it require ARB approval. – see ARB checklist

WINDOWS/DOORS

  • City Planner can approve window replacements in the same location, style, and dimensions. For windows with simulated divided light, windows must include spacers between glass.
  • Any window changes must be approved by the ARB. – see ARB checklist
  • SUBMIT for City Planner review: photos of all sides of house, photos of windows to be replaced marked with corresponding bid sheet showing window detail; and contract from contractor to property owner.