Permits are required when your project includes alterations to the existing floor plan; structural changes that affect load-bearing walls; adding, resizing, or removing interior or exterior doorways, windows, skylights, egress windows; new or rerouted ductwork; or new or relocated electrical or plumbing fixtures. Some projects also require sewer use and drainage permits (SUDP). Projects that upload all of the information required for zoning, building, and SUDP permits with their initial online application can receive a simultaneous review.
Scroll down for a list of items to upload with your application.
Depending on your project, you may also need trade permits, such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, boiler/AC, or roofing permits. These can be applied for at any time, and in most cases, are issued online as quick permits. Find out what qualifies as a quick permit.
How to Apply using E-permits
Apply for permits online
First-time e-permits users will need to create an online account. Once signed into e-permits, go to "Apply for a Permit" under "Development Services."
For zoning, building, and SUDP permits: When prompted to select a permit type, select "building log."
For quick permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, Boiler/AC, roofing): When prompted, select the appropriate permit type under "Quick Permits" and follow the prompts.
What to Upload with Your Application
Please upload these documents with your online application.
Please draw the site plan to scale and include the scale and a north arrow on the plan. Please also include labels and dimensions for...
- all zone lot lines (e.g., primary, side, rear)
- adjacent streets and alleys
- all existing structures and driveways already on the property
- the proposed renovations, including the size of any new doors, windows, skylights, and headers if applicable and any construction that involves cutting into any rafters or walls
- framing plan including header information, if applicable
- Energy code compliance
For SUDP, please also include the size, type, and location of water, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer lines on your site plan.
Please label all existing and proposed rooms on all existing and proposed floors.
Building Elevations with Dimensions
Please use the template provided below or submit scaled drawings.
View Sample Plans and Elevations