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The best way to find out if you need a permit is to contact Building Inspection. Discuss your plans with them before you begin work. If a permit is not needed the building inspector can answer your construction questions and may provide valuable advice.
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A Certificate of Occupancy requires inspections from various departments depending on the nature of the Occupant. Inspections will be scheduled and handled by the proper departments. Once inspections are done and everything is up to code, then a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Usually for new construction only.
A building permit gives you legal right to start construction of a project in accordance with approved drawings and specifications.
A permit must be issued prior to the commencement of work. If construction is started prior to the issuance the contractor or homeowner is subject to civil fines and other penalties.
Building permits are issued on and valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. If no work begins 180 days, your permit is no longer valid. If a building permit expires, a new permit and applicable fees will be required for renewal. A plan check fee may also be required.
Yes. You may register your alarm with police department. The application is available online.
A street cut permit is required.
Documents to submit:
1. 2- full-size plans of construction drawing, including the site plan.
2. Energy checklist
3. Manual J Calculation Worksheet
Call our office to speak with one of our Building Inspectors (505)599-1304 for further questions.
Homeowners may pull permits, primary residence. Although you can not go out into the street, a licensed contractor qualifies.
Yes. Homeowners may pull permits, primary residence.
Yes. Must be your primary residence.
Minimum roof live load – 20 psf
Basic Wind Speed (3-second Gust) – 90 mph
Frost Depth – 24 inches
Yes. All buildings erected within the city limits of Farmington must be permitted.
Buildings may not be placed over utility easements, in rights-of-ways or over the building line.
Building permits and inspections are required for New commercial construction, public or private additions, renovations, New residential construction, Additions, Renovations.
This includes the following common projects: Installing an antenna, Cell Towers, Storage sheds, Decks, Installing Patio Covers and Porch Covers, Siding, Swimming pools, Arbors Room, additions, Enclosing patios, Enclosing garages, Demolition of Buildings, Demolition of interior walls, Installation of signs, fence or wall, driveways, sidewalk, flatwork, playhouse, roof, windows and doors, etc.
Permit applications may be obtained by visiting Community Development - Building Inspection Division.
The office is located south of the City Hall, in the Annex Building on the 2nd floor.
ALL fence work requires a permit.
Permits are required for ALL walls or fences that are 18" or more in height. Replacement of a walls or fences. Any fence over 6' high MUST have an engineering scale drawn design. Retaining walls over 3' high MUST be designed by an engineer.
Fees for building permits (those related to new structures, additions and remodels) vary based on construction valuation.
Fees for secondary permits (i.e. electrical, plumbing or mechanical work) are fixed amounts that depend on the type of work proposed.