How long does it take to get a building permit?

Once a permit application and complete plan set is submitted, it begins a review process involving Planning and Zoning, Building and Fire Inspection and other Public Works departments such as stormwater and streets.  Residential permits are usually reviewed in one to two weeks.  Commercial permits are usually reviewed in about 10 business days.  Understand that the time may very greatly depending on the projects complexity, the need for additional information and the possibility of zoning or other regulatory issues.

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1. It's my property, why do I need a building permit?
2. What are the codes the City uses?
3. Can the Building Inspector help me plan my building?
4. How much will a building permit cost?
5. What plans should be submitted with a permit application?
6. How long does it take to get a building permit?
7. Who can do the work?
8. Why does the City do inspections?
9. How do I request and inspection?
10. Why are some inspections performed in groups?
11. When is a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) required?
12. What are the requirements for fences?
13. Is a permit needed to fix or replace a roof?