Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What requires a permit?

New construction, remodels, additions, swimming pools, fences over 6', flatwork, culverts, approaches, plumbing, electrical, water heater repair and replacement, patios, accessory buildings

How long does the permit process take?

Permits that are turned in with the correct paperwork have a 72 hour turn around time.  If the building inspector determines that more information is needed, you will be notified as soon as possible.

How soon can I start my building project?

You may begin work as soon as you have paid for and received your approved building permit.  You may not begin construction until the permit is approved.  Projects that are started prior to permit approval are subject to double permit fee.

Do I need a grading and drainage plan?

A grading and drainage plan approved by the Town Engineer is required on all new residences, additions, accessory structures, or commercial structures in excess of 1,500 square feet.

How do I know if I pass an inspection?

The inspector will leave a green tag if the inspection passes.  If the work does not pass a red tag will be left documenting the corrections that need to be made. The red tag fee must be paid before re-inspection. It is your responsibility to check the jobsite for an inspection tag. Please do not call Town Hall or the building inspector to see if you passes inspection. 

What do I do if I get a red tag?

The current red tag fee is $75.00.  This fee must be paid before re-inspection of the property.