Time Limitation of Application:
- An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless a permit has been issued.
- The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one extension of time, for a period not more than 180 days.
Issued Permit Expiration:
Every permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized by such permit is commenced within 12 months after its issuance, or if the work authorized on the site by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work commenced.
Before such work can be recommenced after a permit expires, a new permit shall first be obtained to do so, and a fee therefore shall be one half the amount required for a new permit for such work, provided no changes have been made or will be made in the original plans and specifications for such work, and provided further that such suspension or abandonment has not exceeded one year. In order to renew action on a permit after expiration, the permittee shall pay a new full permit fee.
- The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods of not more than 180 days per extension.
- Any permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of the time within which work may commence under that permit when the permittee is unable to commence work within the time required.
- The extension shall be requested in writing prior to the permit expiring and show justifiable cause demonstrating that circumstances beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken.
To request an extension, please fill out an extension request (PDF) and email the completed form to the Building Department.