Building Permits & Inspections

The Building Permits and Inspections Department will strive to assist you with your construction project in an efficient and accountable manner. They are responsible for permitting all construction and conducting inspections of all construction-related permits as well as the issuance of Certificates of Occupancy, Fire Prevention, and Special Events.

The Building Permits and Inspections Department is responsible for:

  • Conducting building construction inspections
  • Issuing building permits
  • Issuing certificate of occupancy permits
  • Reviewing building plans
  • Working directly with the Planning and Zoning Commission

To obtain a permit for both residential and commercial uses, simply download the forms below (if available) or give us a call and we will be happy to provide you with the necessary forms. They are available at the City Office. they are forty dollars to apply.


Zoning permits are required for new and replacement buildings and structures, concrete, decks, additions, fences, gazebos, driveways, patios, sidewalks, and other man-made structures obstructing the area between the earth and the sky on a property, lot, or parcel within the city limits. The city also has limited authority for uses of property within a one-mile distance from the city boundary.

Contact Info

Donna Cook City Clerk
Planning and Zoning Administrator
1210 W. 2nd st

City Office

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the process for getting a building permit?

Take a moment to read all required information provided in the building permit process form. Then print and fill out the building permit application form and return to city office.  Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to give us a call or send us an email.  We will be happy to help you.