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Garage Sale Permit

Auto Sale Permit

To schedule an inspection contact the Building Department at (216) 524-1019. 
We ask for twenty-four (24) hour notice and we schedule by date and time, Monday - Friday 9 am - 4 pm.

Residential Guides & Tips

A Building Department permit is 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 that the Building Department may inspect the job for safety, zoning compliance and sound construction practices. The City of Independence does require all contractors to be registered with the City prior to doing any work. 

The following is a sample list of the types of residential projects that would require a permit:
  • alterations

  • lawn sprinkler systems

  • additions

  • demolition

  • plumbing

  • air conditioning

  • driveways

  • electrical

  • water heaters

  • change of grade

  • roofs

  • curb cutting

  • foundations

  • windows

Residential Downloadable Permits

Property Exemption FormExemption from Residential Rental Registration Form
• 2019 Contractor Registration2019 Contractor Registration Packet
• Rental RegistrationResidential Rental Property Registration
• 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
• Change Of Grade Adding or Reducing Grade
• 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