Building Inspector

The City’s Building Inspector is responsible for issuing permits, conduction inspections, enforcing the zoning code and providing staff support to the City Planning Commission.  The goal of the Department is to provide professional and cost-effective inspection services that will ensure that our homes and businesses are constructed correctly with quality materials in order to preserve public safety and neighborhood property values.  The City contracts with JK Inspections to provide Building Inspection services.

A building permit is needed for a variety of building projects.  Some examples of projects that would need a building permit are:

  • Building an addition on your house
  • Building a garage
  • Building a deck
  • New wiring
  • building inspector plansInstalling and new furnace or Air Conditioning
  • Remodeling your house
  • Installing new siding
  • Installing new windows in your house
  • New Plumbing
  • Changing the pitch of your roof
  • Resurfacing of sidewalks and driveways
  • New construction
  • Swimming pools
  • Fences
  • Storage sheds

Please check with the building inspector or City Hall if you are unsure whether you need a building permit.  Building permits must be obtained before starting your project or the fees will be doubles.

The Police Department handles complaints that involve junk, and garbage. When calling to make a complaint make sure you provide the address of the property, your name and phone number where you can be reached, and the landlord name if the property is a rental.