Permit Applications

Commercial permits are issued for any tenant alterations, new commercial projects, 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 schedule by date and time, Monday-Friday 9 am - 4 pm.
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Commercial Downloadable Forms/Permits14 documents

  • 2020 Contractor Registration
    document Header 2020 Contractor Registration
    2020 Contractor Registration Packet
  • Commercial Fee Schedule
    document Header Commercial Fee Schedule
    Commercial Fee Schedule for permit fees
  • Commercial Project Permit
    document Header Commercial Project Permit
    New building, addition to existing building
  • Concrete Permit
    document Header Concrete Permit
    Residential flat work, Commercial driveways or parking areas
  • Electrical Permit
    document Header Electrical Permit
  • HVAC Permit
    document Header HVAC Permit
  • Misc. Commercial Permit
    document Header Misc. Commercial Permit
    Fire sprinkler, suppression, alarm, communication cable, low voltage, roofing
  • Miscellaneous Permit
    document Header Miscellaneous Permit
    Residential Remodeling/Alterations, Siding, Waterproofing, Roofing, Fences, Windows
  • Occupancy Permit Application
    document Header Occupancy Permit Application
    Change in Occupancy Use or Tenant Information
  • Plumbing Permit
    document Header Plumbing Permit
  • RITA Form
    document Header RITA Form
    Business Registration Form 48
  • Sign Application
    document Header Sign Application
  • Tenant Alteration Permit
    document Header Tenant Alteration Permit
  • Workers Compensation Affidavit
    document Header Workers Compensation Affidavit
    Notarized form if no Worker's Compensation

Residential Downloadable Forms/Permits16 documents

  • 2020 Contractor Registration
    document Header 2020 Contractor Registration
    2020 Contractor Registration Packet
  • 2020 Rental Registration
    document Header 2020 Rental Registration
    2020 Rental Registration form
  • 2020Rental Registration Property Exemption Form
    document Header 2020Rental Registration Property Exemption Form
    Residential Rental Property Registration Exemption form
  • Auto Sale Application
    document Header Auto Sale Application
  • Building Permit Additions, Demolitions etc.
    document Header Building Permit Additions, Demolitions etc.
  • Concrete Permit
    document Header Concrete Permit
    Flatwork: Patio, Garage/Shed Base, Fire Pit
  • Electrical Permit
    document Header Electrical Permit
  • Garage Sale Application
    document Header Garage Sale Application
  • HVAC Permit
    document Header HVAC Permit
  • Miscellaneous Permit
    document Header Miscellaneous Permit
    Residential Remodel/Alteration, Siding, Waterproofing, Roofing, Fences, Windows
  • Plumbing Permit
    document Header Plumbing Permit
  • Residential Deck Application
    document Header Residential Deck Application
  • RITA Form
    document Header RITA Form
    Business Registration Form 48
  • Shed & Garage Application
    document Header Shed & Garage Application
  • Swimming Pool Application
    document Header Swimming Pool Application
  • Workers Compensation Affidavit
    document Header Workers Compensation Affidavit
    Notarized form if no Worker's Compensation