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Permitting, Standard Details, etc.

All plans submitted by private developers for commercial, industrial and new residential subdivisions are subject to review. This is done to protect the public health and safety and to ensure all new construction conforms to the city's Standard Specifications and Details, Materials List and comprehensive plans, and will function as intended within the city's existing infrastructure.

** Update to Standard Special Provision - Television Inspection **

For all projects permitted on or after May 1, 2017, the following Television Inspection Specification will apply:

All sanitary sewer and storm drain lines shall be inspected by the use of television camera before final acceptance. The costs incurred in making the inspection for approval of installation shall be borne by the contractor.

For more information on the change, and for the full provision, please click HERE.

Permits

Any construction work done within the public right-of-way or utility easement requires a city Right-of-Way Construction Permit.

The basic permit fee for minor work within the right-of-way is $75.  This permit is called a “right-of-way construction permit”.  Commercial projects that are not constructing public infrastructure shall pay a right-of-way permit fee of $250.  This fee covers the commercial site plan review, erosion control and storm water system review, water & sewer connections and for the installation of a new driveway.

Extensive infrastructure work, such as a new residential subdivision or a new commercial project that is constructing public infrastructure, will be charged a 3% right-of-way construction permit fee.  This permit fee represents 3% of the new public infrastructure costs and is calculated using our permit fee calculation table.  This permit fee is for the City plan review process and the construction management & field inspection required to build the project to City standards. 

The project applicant shall also pay the City a fee of $100 per sheet for commercial and $400 per sheet for residential for each plan review cycle needed to get the project to permit status. This per sheet fee is payable prior to submission of the next set of plans to be reviewed. Click HERE for the latest Application & Submittal Checklist to be submitted with each set of plans.

For additional information, please read our guidelines and requirements:

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