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I NEED A PERMIT...
How Long Will It take?

Below is a list of "average" time-frames applicants can expect for an application to be approved for permitting. Assuming all applications are completed in full with all required drawings/seals needed with applicable insurance and bonding forms complete and on file. Applicants should be aware that project changes, weather and other circumstances may effect the time turn around for any and all permit applications.

Most application forms are not yet available on the INTERNET. Applicants may contact the individual department for a faxed copy of a blank form. Applicants could then fax a completed form to the Department for consultation on projected "fees". Many permits are based on the value of the work to be performed also many permits require "original" attachments before a permit can be issued.

 

TYPE OF PERMIT AVERAGE TIME DEPARTMENT
Administrative Special Use 1 week Planning, ext 160
Animal License Over the Counter Finance, ext 123
Auction 1 week Planning, ext 160
Banner Permit 2 to 3 days Planning, ext 160
Blasting Permit 3 months average +/- Fire Dept & Public Works, ext 133
Block Party 1 week Police Records, 642-5555
Board of Zoning Appeals   Neigh. Services, ext 168
Burn Permit 1 day (24hrs) Fire Dept/Station 3
Cereal Malt Beverage & Retail Liquor License 1 to 2 weeks City Clerk/ Council 1 East
Day Care Permit 1 day (24hrs) Johnson County Health Dept
Deck 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 170
Demolition up to 25 days Codes Admin, ext 170
Drive Approach Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 170; existing, ext 130
Dumpster (trash) Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Electrical, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Elevator (Codes issues permit, Fire verifies maintenance)   Fire Dept/Station 3
Emergency No Parking Signs for Party or Estate Sale/Event-large number of cars(must call 2 days in advance) Police Dept Police Records, 642-5555
Estate Sale Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Fence Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Fire Suppression System 3 days Fire Dept/Station 3
Fireworks Display 2 weeks Fire Dept/Station 3
Floodplain Development Permit varies Public Works, ext 130
Foundation Repair Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Grading, Initial application 2 weeks Public Works, ext 130
Grading, Final application Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Heating/Air Conditioning, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Irrigation Permit (see) Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 170; existing, ext 130
Massage Therapy   Neighborhood Services, ext 168
New Commercial Construction 2 to 3 weeks minimum Codes Admin, ext 173
New Development, 1st Submittal 3 weeks minimum Public Works/2 West
New Development, each subsequent submittal 2 weeks minimum Public Works/2 West
New Residential Construction up to 25 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Occupational License Over the Counter Finance/1 East
Outdoor Kitchen 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Patio (impervious surface) 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Permanent Sign Planning Commission/City Council (2-3 months) Planning, ext 160
Plumbing, miscellaneous Over the Counter Codes Admin/2 East
Pool/Hot Tub 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Rental   Neighborhood Services, ext 176
Re-Roof up to 2 business days Codes Admin, ext 170
Re-Siding Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Residential interior remodeling 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 170
Residential room addition up to 10 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Retaining Wall Over the Counter Codes Admin/2 East
Right-Of-Way (3 types below) Public Works, ext 130
Right-of-Way Miscellaneous 1 to 2 days average Public Works, ext 130
Right-of-Way Utility 1 to 2 days average Public Works, ext 130
Right-of-Way New Development 2 weeks to variable Public Works, ext 130
Residential Remodel 2 to 3 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Sidewalk (see) Right-of-Way Misc With new Bldg. Permit, ext 170; existing, ext 130
Solid Waste, (Trash Haulers) 2 days City Clerk/ 1 East
Sport Court (with no lighting) 1 to 2 weeks Planning, ext 160
Sport Court (with lighting) 2 to 3 months Planning, ext 160
Storage pod Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170
Structure Moving, State Permit Varies along with Traffic Control from Police Dept.
Structure Moving, Building Permit 1 to 5 days Codes Admin, ext 171
Temporary Sign 2 to 3 days Planning, ext 160
Tenant Finish 1 to 5 days Codes Admin, ext 173
Tent and Membrane Structure Permit 1 day (24 hrs) Fire Dept/Station 3
Utility Work (see) Right-of-Way Utility Public Works, ext 130
Water Heater Over the Counter Codes Admin, ext 170

 

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