A building permit is is a license that grants legal permission to start
construction of a building project and is required when any building or
Has a change of occupancy / use
Building permits allow the enforcement of codes which have been adopted as law by a state, county or city. Construction projects that require a permit may be performed only after securing that permit from the Building Division and any other agency having jurisdiction. Permits are issued in the name of the person or firm completing the work.
Building permits are important because they provide the means for Building Inspectors to protect citizens by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and by ensuring public health, safety and welfare.