The Building Department is
responsible for issuing all building permits and oversees the inspection of
existing buildings and new construction and the enforcement of building and
zoning codes to ensure quality development. The Code Enforcement Officer responds to concerns
from citizens that affect the quality of life within the city such as zoning,
overgrown lots or yards, in-operative vehicles, maintenance of structures,
illegal signs and public nuisances. Systematic inspections are also performed
throughout the Township to ensure properties are in compliance.
permit is required when any type of structural work is done on your home. A
building permit is needed for any deck or porch raised off the ground,
additions, garages, sheds over 200 sq. ft., changing the size of the existing windows,
adding or changing interior walls, or finishing interior attic or basement
pools are required to have a retractable ladder. If there is a deck, an
approved safety gate is necessary. Call the zoning administrator for more details.
NOTE: A building permit
is NOT REQUIRED for adding or changing the exterior siding, replacing same-size
windows, or replacing roof shingles as long as no sheeting needs to be
obtain a building permit, the following information must be submitted to the
- Five (5) sets of
construction plans for Commercial and One (1) set for
permit is required when any electrical work is done other than
replacing light fixtures and receptacles. Call the electrical inspector for
are required when adding plumbing, installing underground plumbing, changing
placement of fixtures or replacing water heaters. Call the plumbing inspector
of when a mechanical
permit would be required are replacing a furnace, bath & kitchen
fans, dryer vents, factory-built chimneys, adding air conditioning, and
installing a gas or wood burning stove.
a building permit is required, these permits may be in addition to the building
you haven`t registered with Monitor Township, please fax a completed registration
form to the Building Department at 989-684-9234.