The Building Division is responsible for building plan review of building plans and the inspections of buildings. This includes the issuance of permits for residential, commercial, public, and institutional structures for new construction and repairs to include plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work. In addition, permits are issued for signs, fences, land disturbance and paving, and other activities. While the homeowner or business owner may be issued permits for certain repairs and improvements, other permits required for electrical and mechanical work may only be granted to a licensed contractor. The division reviews plans for compliance with the City’s Flood Hazard Prevention Ordinance.