Developing a Basement

Do I need a permit?

Yes, a Building Permit is required, but not a Development Permit. A Residential Building Permit Application [Fillable PDF - 188 KB] needs to be completed. This form along with two copies of the blueprints or diagram of the plan including window sizing for egress, and the application fee need to be submitted to the Planning Department.
An Electrical Permit is also required for the installation of lights, and electrical outlets.

Other permits may be required depending on the type of development. For example If you are installing a bathroom a Plumbing Permit is needed.

The addition of bedrooms may require you to pull a Private Sewage Permit to alter your septic system.

Please check with the Department if you have any questions about what is required.

Please note, additional information may be requested upon review of the application and all information must be received by the Planning Department prior to the applications being processed.