Building & Development

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Below is a list of commonly asked questions and responses. Please contact staff if you need further clarification or have any questions not covered in this FAQ sheet. Please note building and development regulations can be found in the City’s Code of Ordinances, available through the City’s website here: ode of Ordinances website: 

Frequently Asked Questions -A convenient resource for questions on building permits, fencing, pools, roofing, etc.

Building application & forms

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General building application, permit status updates, and general planning/building process questions: Contact Zoning & Planning Secretary Mark Littrell at

Specific questions about building regulations, planning, zoning, short-term rentals, variances, special use permits, etc.: Contact Director of Building & Development Services Anjali Naini at

Tree/vegetation questions and septic inspections: Contact Russell Cain at

Inspections, Building Code questions, Code enforcement/violation questions: Contact Jim Richerson at