How long does it take to get a building permit?

Some permits, such as mechanical, re-siding, and re-roofing, can be issued at the time you apply, if time allows.  Most other building permit applications may take up to four business days to process. However, it may take longer if the if the applications and building plans are not complete and accurate. 

Applications for permits should be submitted well in advance of your scheduled starting date so that the Building department can help you through the process and issue your permit before you are ready to start work. This is especially true during the summer construction season.

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1. How do I request City water or sewer services to be installed at my property?
2. What should I do if I have a drainage problem in my backyard?
3. Where is the City Engineer located?
4. What is a Renaissance Zone?
5. What is an appraisal and why does the City of West Fargo do it?
6. When do I need a building permit?
7. Why do I need a building permit?
8. How do I apply for a building permit?
9. Are permits required for swimming pools?
10. How do I find out how big of a shed/garage I can build on my property?
11. Do I need a permit to install, replace or make addition to HVAC equipment?
12. Am I able to install my own HVAC equipment?
13. How can I find out if I am located in the flood plain?
14. Are there informational guidelines available for various types of construction/remodeling projects?
15. Who inspects the work?
16. What information should I provide when applying for a permit?
17. Can I supply my own drawings for a building permit?
18. How long does it take to get a building permit?
19. Is there a charge for a building permit?
20. How can I get more information?