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Over The Counter Permits

The City makes every attempt to accommodate requests for over the counter permit processing. This is, however, limited by factors such as plan checker and planner availability, whether the project is complex and may have calculations, and whether there is enough time to complete the project by counter staff.

Typical over the counter projects are:


  • Simple home remodels involving only plumbing, electrical and/or mechanical.
  • Residential air conditioners, hot water heaters and furnace change-outs. Residential re-roofs with no calculations.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Open-lattice patio covers.


  • Small commercial tenant improvements with no structural calculations, change of occupancy and with limited plumbing, electrical and mechanical.
  • Swimming pools not requiring Department of Health approvals.
  • Small plumbing, electrical or mechanical jobs.