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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.

Commercial Downloadable Forms

 TitleDescription
Commercial Fee ScheduleCommercial Fee Schedule for permit fees
• 2019 Contractor Registration2019 Contractor Registration Packet
• Commercial Project PermitNew building, addition to existing building
• Tenant Alteration PermitTenant Alteration Permit
• Plumbing Permit 
• Electrical Permit 
• HVAC Permit 
• Misc. Commercial PermitFire sprinkler, suppression, alarm, communication cable, low voltage, roofing
• Driveway /Concrete PermitResidential flat work, Commercial driveways or parking areas
• Occupancy Permit ApplicationChange in Occupancy Use or Tenant Information
• Miscellaneous PermitResidential Remodeling/Alterations, Siding, Waterproofing, Roofing, Fences, Windows
• Sign Application 
• RITA FormBusiness Registration Form 48
• Worker's Compensation AffidavitNotarized form if no Worker's Compensation

Residential Downloadable Permits

 TitleDescription
• 2019 Contractor Registration2019 Contractor Registration Packet
• Rental RegistrationResidential Rental Property Registration
Property Exemption FormExemption from Residential Rental Registration Form
• Building Permit: Additions, Demolitions, etc.Additions, Demolitions, etc.
• Plumbing Permit 
• Electrical Permit 
• HVAC Permit 
• Shed & Garage ApplicationResidential Shed & Garage
• Residential Deck Application 
• Swimming Pool Application 
• Miscellaneous PermitResidential Remodel/Alteration, Siding, Waterproofing, Roofing, Fences, Windows
Garage Sale Garage Sale Application
Auto SaleAuto Sale Application
• Driveway /Concrete PermitFlatwork: Driveway, Patio, Garage/Shed Base, Fire Pit
• RITA FormBusiness Registration Form 48
• Worker's Compensation AffidavitNotarized form if no Worker's Compensation
• Change Of Grade Adding or Reducing Grade