Building Department

Floor plan for building project drawn on large paper

A BUILDING PERMIT IS REQUIRED FOR ALL CONSTRUCTION IN MILLCREEK with exception of the following: 

  • Sheds not exceeding 200 square feet (All accessory structures require Planning & Zoning approval)
  • Decks not exceeding 200 square feet, not more than 30 inches above grade, and are not attached to the dwelling
  • Fences not over 7 feet high (All fences require a Planning & Zoning approval)
  • Retaining walls not over 4 feet high and not supporting a surcharge (Grade changes over 12 inches require approval from the Public Works Department)
  • Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, light fixtures/switches, plugs, and similar finish work

Permits & Inspections

Click the tabs below to either Apply for a New Building Permit, Apply for a New Demolition Permit, or Request an Inspection

Please note, it may take 14 business days before an initial plan review of your application can be completed. Please plan accordingly.

  1. Apply for New Building Permit

*If the property is located within the Neff's Creek Floodplain, click HERE to view building requirements* 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED IN PDF FORMAT

NO DUMPSTERS OR MOVING PODS ALLOWED ON STREETS

Effective October 15, 2022 - April 15, 2023

Dumpsters and moving pods must be placed on the property


Once all the above documents have been completed,

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A NEW BUILDING PERMIT 


*Read the "Next Steps" section on this web page (below) to familiarize yourself with the next steps of the permit application process after submittal*

  1. Apply for New Demo Permit
  1. Request an Inspection

NEXT STEPS

Click the tabs below to know what to expect after you have submitted your Permit Application or have Requested an Inspection

  1. Permit Next Steps

Once Your Application Has Been SUBMITTED:

  • You will receive an email notifying you if the application has been accepted or denied. 
    • "Accepted" does not mean that your permit has been approved.
    • If the application was denied, the reason for denial along with additional comments will be included. You may be required to submit a new application online.
    • It may take 1-2 business days to process your application.

Once Your Application Has Been ACCEPTED:

  • It may take up to 14 business days before an initial plan review of your application can be completed.
  • If you have received comments from the plan reviewer to submit documents related to a plan review or revisions to an issued permit, please send your revisions directly to the reviewer (i.e. the planner who completed the review). 
    • Their contact information can be found in the iWorQ email that was sent to you. Please DO NOT submit a new permit application. 

Once Your Permit Is Ready To Be ISSUED:

  • Once your permit is ready to issue, you will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to pay online. You may find this email in your spam/junk folder.
  • The permit and stamped plans will be sent to your email within 24 hours after payment. 
  • Please print the permit and stamped plans and have onsite.
  1. Inspection Next Steps

uSEFUL rESOURCES

  1. Required Inspections

The following is a list of required inspections:

  • Drop ceilings
  • Drywall (fire rated assemblies)
  • Electrical
  • Final (Project Final)      
  • Footing
  • Foundation
  • Four Way (framing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical)
  • Framing
  • Gas Line
  • Insulation
  • Rebar (masonry walls, concrete slabs)
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Power to Panel
  • Roof (final only for residential)
  • Shear wall (framing)
  • Shower Pan
  • Solar Panels & Equipment (Electrical, Final)
  • Temporary Power
  • Weather Barrier (siding, brick, stucco, lath)
  1. Adopted Construction Codes
  1. Forms & Links
  1. Climate & Geographic Design
  1. FAQs

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Overview

Our focus is the life safety of each person and structural stability of each structure in Millcreek. We review the construction plans for building code compliance, we issue building permits, and we inspect the construction of each structure built in Millcreek. Our inspectors also issue Stop Work Orders for those who build without obtaining the required building permits.