Building Inspections

Online Plan Review and Inspection Center


Construction Codes Effective August 1, 2019





For residential construction:

2018 IRC (International Residential Code)
2014 NEC (National Electrical Code)
2018 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)

For commercial construction:

2018 IBC (International Building Code)
2014 NEC (National Electrical Code)
2018 IPC (International Plumbing Code)
2018 IMC (International Mechanical Code)
2018 IECC (International Energy Conservation Code)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Building Inspections Department is to ensure the safety and welfare of the general public by enforcing building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical code regulations within the Town. Enforcement is achieved through plan review prior to the issuance of a permit and on-site inspections, after permit issuance, to verify compliance throughout the construction process.

Permits are required before performing any new construction or any addition, alteration or repair of existing buildings, structures, plumbing, electrical, or mechanical work (exception: all work which requires a permit, but is performed outside business hours for emergency reasons, must be submitted for permit the next business day).

General Information

Some of the projects where permits are required include:
  • Certificates of Occupancy (any time the owner or occupant of a building or space changes)
  • Commercial and residential - new construction, interior remodels, additions, alterations, and repairs
  • Construction of retaining walls more than 4 feet in height
  • Demolition of structures
  • Driveway and sidewalk installations, fences, and walls
  • Plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and construction of interior walls greater than 5 feet 10 inches in height
  • Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, accessory buildings, lawn irrigation systems, decks, and patio covers
  • Temporary uses and structures such as tents, Christmas tree lots, and snow-cone stands

Other Functions of the Department include:
  • Enforcement of applicable ordinances relating to the Building Inspection Division
  • Establish maximum occupant capacity
  • Investigate violations and take necessary action to obtain compliance, including issuance of citations
  • Process special house-moving requests, Temporary Use permits