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The Permitting Dept. is located under the Division of Engineering & Construction and is responsible but not limited to the following:

  • The receipt and processing of all types of residential/commercial building permits and trade permits
  • Issuance of licenses for junkyards, mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors
  • Reviews plans for building construction, siteplan, subdivision, grading, etc. projects
  • Serves administratively to the Plumbing/Mechanical Board, Board of Examiners & Supervisors, Animal Control Board, Board of Zoning Appeals and Building Board of Appeals
  • Enforces local and state building related codes and ordinances
  • Enforces the Zoning Ordinance and Weed Ordinance

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