FAQ Topic: Construction

What information is required for a planning application?

The Planning Department has created a checklist of submittal requirements for applications (see link [link to checklist here]. If you are unsure what information or materials are necessary for your project, please refer to the checklist, the planning application webpage, or contact a planner to discuss application requirements. Keep in mind that if specific information … Continued

How can I comment on my neighbor’s project?

All applicants should discuss their plans with neighbors to determine any potential concerns with their project prior to submitting an application.  Neighbors are encouraged to discuss any concerns with applicants.  Once a project is submitted to Planning, a neighbor may submit comments at any time to the project planner.  A letter or email to the … Continued

Does a storage shed require a permit?

A storage shed that is 120 square feet or less in size, that does not have electricity, windows or plumbing, will not require a building permit but may require the approval of discretionary planning permits. Make sure you contact the Planning Department with a site plan showing the size, included improvements, and proposed location of … Continued

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