A permit is a license that allows work to be performed on a residential or commercial building. A permit is issued to the owner or the owner’s agent.
All permits as well as helpful checklists are found on this site for both residential and commercial building by clicking the appropriate link on the Building Department page.
Permit applications that do not require a plan review can usually be issued within 24 hours. Permit applications that require review of the construction drawings will be reviewed in the order they are received and/or within 30 days.
The building department will notify the applicant by email when the permit is ready to be released.
The permit and approved copy of your plans should be on site for all inspections.
Construction work can start once the permit is issued and all fees have been paid. Failure to obtain a permit prior to starting work can result in a stop work order and/or penalty fees.
Yes. Each mechanical trade will be included in the permit. Commercial mechanical and electrical permits require State Licensed Contractors.
Yes. Any contractor or subcontractor working under a permit is required to be registered with the City of Powell.
No. The City will not recommend any company or contractor.
On a new home or building, as long as the building is open for the inspector, you do not need to be present (but it can be helpful if you choose to be there). However, if you call for an inspection for an occupied home or business, an adult must be present to show the inspector the permit and location of the improvement.
Yes. Links to these permit applications are available on the Building Department page for both residential and commercial buildings.
Please call the Building Department permit coordinator at 614.885.5380 ext. 1012.