Required Building Plans

You are required to obtain approval from the Planning Department and building permits before starting any construction work. Applications for an approval and permit will require three sets of plans that show the following:

Plot Plan/Site Plan That Shows

Recommended Scale: (1/8 inch = 1 foot) or (1 foot = 10 feet)

  • Location and size of proposed buildings
  • Location of other buildings and structures on the lot
  • Side and rear setback distance
  • Distances between buildings
  • Roof eaves
  • Landscaped areas vs. paved concrete (walkways/driveways)

Elevation Plan That Shows

Recommended Scale: (1/4 inch = 1 foot)

  • Total height of the structure and floor to ceiling height
  • Materials and color
  • Architectural design of the structure

Floor Plan That Shows

 Recommended Scale: (1/4 inch = 1 foot)

  • Location, size, and intended use of the proposed rooms
  • Location and size of windows and doors

Structural Plan (If Construction Is Over 400 Square Feet) That Shows

Recommended Scale: (1/4 inch = 1 foot)

  • Foundations, structural elevation, and details pertinent to the forming of the building. Typical framing detail sheets and other data are available at the Building and Safety Department.

Electrical & Plumbing Plans That Show

Recommended Scale: (1/4 inch = 1 foot)

  • Switches and outlets fixtures
  • Electrical and plumbing work may be performed by homeowner if a residential building, otherwise by a licensed contractor.

School Board Fees

If construction is 500 square feet or more, school fees will be required to be paid prior to the issuance of the Building Permit.


Homeowners should verify that the proper permits have been obtained when work will be performed by others.