What forms do I need?
Are there fees?
Yes. The Zoning Compliance Application includes fee information.
When should I file?
Permits for building projects should be filed before construction starts. Whether that is one month in advance or six may be dependent on the circumstances of what you are building. But as a general rule, permitting should be done prior to breaking ground.
After a permit is filed — as long as the project has been started — the current permit is valid for up to 1 year after filing.