How do I apply for a permit?

To apply for a building permit, you will need a building permit application form and a copy of your SIGNED contract with the contractor doing the work. You also need to sign and submit the minimum requirement sheet (two pages). Any job that will affect the “bird’s eye view” of your lot (deck, sidewalk, fence, addition, garage, etc.) will also require a copy of your Plat of Survey with the proposed changes drawn in to scale. For large jobs where plans must be submitted (additions, new constructions, renovations, etc) we require 3 copies of plans stamped by the architect. Any new construction, addition, or accessory structure 400 square feet or greater requires a topographical survey of both existing and proposed drainage conditions.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Are there exceptions for when I need a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. Who should apply for a permit - the owner or contractor?
5. I’m doing the work myself. Do I still need a permit?
6. What if my relative is going to help me do a job?
7. What happens if I don’t get a permit?
8. Does the Community Development Department recommend contractors?
9. Does the Community Development Department have a list of contractors that I can view?
10. How does a contractor get licensed?
11. How long does it take to get a permit?
12. How far in advance should I apply for a permit?
13. How much does a permit cost, and when do I pay for it?
14. How long are permits valid for?
15. What are construction hours?
16. Are inspections required?
17. What do I do when my job is complete?
18. What is the normal process of getting a building permit?
19. Which building codes does the Village enforce?
20. What are the requirements for different types of projects?