Do I need a building permit for my project?

Yes. All buildings erected within the city limits of Farmington must be permitted. 

Buildings may not be placed over utility easements, in rights-of-ways or over the building line. 

Building permits and inspections are required for New commercial construction, public or private additions, renovations, New residential construction, Additions, Renovations. 

This includes the following common projects: Installing an antenna, Cell Towers, Storage sheds, Decks, Installing Patio Covers and Porch Covers, Siding, Swimming pools, Arbors Room, additions, Enclosing patios, Enclosing garages, Demolition of Buildings, Demolition of interior walls, Installation of signs, fence or wall, driveways, sidewalk, flatwork, playhouse, roof, windows and doors, etc. 

Permit applications may be obtained by visiting Community Development - Building Inspection Division. 

The office is located south of the City Hall, in the Annex Building on the 2nd floor.

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1. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What is a building permit?
4. As a homeowner, may I get a permit to do my own building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical work?
5. May I start construction before I receive a permit?
6. Who do I contact to check if a contractor is licensed?
7. Do I need a City of Farmington business license to do building code work in Farmington?
8. How long is a building permit valid?
9. Do I sign up my commercial or home alarm?
10. Can I replace the curb gutter and sidewalk in front of my house?
11. Can I pull a homeowners permit, to build my own house?
12. Can I replace my water or sewer yard line?
13. Are plumbing permits required for home irrigation systems, landscaping sprinkler system?
14. Can I apply for a homeowners permit?
15. What are the Design Criteria for the City of Farmington?
16. Do I need a building permit for my project?
17. Do I need a permit to install a fence or wall?
18. What will my permit cost?
19. Landlord/Tenant Laws, Information, and Resources