Building & Construction

Building Inspectors
The building inspectors enforce codes and issue permits on all new construction and remodeling of buildings. This includes the building structure, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical components.

The building inspectors are typically flexible on making inspections if proper notification is given. A 24 hour notification is requested to set up an inspection with a building inspector. Contractors are required to set up inspection appointments; failure to do so could result in the removal of uninspected work. All permits must be applied for and received prior to beginning any work within the city. Failure to receive a permit before construction begins may cause an increased permit fee to be charged.

To apply for a building permit please click here.

Building Codes

The city currently enforces the following building and construction codes as outlined in the City Code:
  • 2012 International Building Code (IRC)
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code (IMC) 
  • 2012 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • 2009 International Energy Code (IEC)


  • Certificates of Occupancy
    Certificates of Occupancy are issued for all buildings and must be issued prior to the approval of any tax abatement application by the City Council. Again, it is the responsibility of the contractor and / or homeowner to set up the final inspection to receive a Certificate of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until a final inspection is scheduled and all work is verified to meet applicable code requirements. Please contact a Building Code Inspector for further questions.
    1. 2014
    2. 2013
    3. 2012
    4. 2011
    5. 2010
    6. 2009
    7. 2008
    8. 2007
    9. 2006
    10. 2005
    11. 2004

    Annual Building Permits

    Type of Permit
    Number of Permits
    Value of Construction
    New Residential Construction
    20 $5,211,500
    Other Residential Construction
    179 $4,887,800
    New Commercial Construction
    8 $3,564,000
    Other Commercial Construction
    38 $16,984,464
    Industrial Construction
    1 $22,000
    Total Permits
    246 $30,659,764