Commercial permits are issued for any tenant alterations, new commercial project or building, or improvements in a commercial building. Some projects may also require an appearance before one of the boards or commissions.
Residential permits are required any time there is an addition, alteration, repair or construction to your home or accessory structure. Permits are necessary for most home improvements or additions, so they may be inspected for safety, zoning compliance and sound construction practices.
Contractors are required to be registered with the City of Independence. The city code requires all contractors to be registered with the City of Independence prior to starting any job.
To schedule an inspection appointment contact the Building Department at (216) 524-1019. We ask for 24 hour notice and we schedule by date and time, Monday-Friday 9am - 4pm.