Permits are required to either operate a business or perform construction activity.

If you are planning to:
• build,
• demolish,
• renovate or expand a home, or
• add one or more dwelling units to an existing residential building,

you will need a building permit.

Depending on the type of work you wish to do and the zoning district of your property, your project may be approved with the permit issued over the counter on the same day you apply, or it may require a more thorough review process, including public notice and several pre-application and staff review steps.