Why do I need a plan?

While there are instances where a plan is not required, such as re-siding or re-roofing, many so-called "small jobs" are affected by building codes. The adding or deletion of a wall down the middle of a room can dramatically affect the existing and structural integrity of the building. A plan that clearly indicates the work to be done can avoid surprises and conflicts at the job site. Part of the building plan process should be knowing the location of a property's underground utility lines. Please dial 811 or go to callbeforeyoudig.org for more information.

Show All Answers

1. How do I request a Building Inspection?
2. Where do I obtain a building permit?
3. What permits are required?
4. Are separate permits required? If so, why?
5. Can you expedite my permit?
6. Do I need sidewalks, curb and gutter, and other improvements as part of my development?
7. Do I need site, architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans?
8. How are priorities established?
9. How is the cost of a permit calculated?
10. How long will it take to get a building permit?
11. How many sets of plans do I need?
12. What are setbacks?
13. What codes do you use (years)?
14. What if I am not in the Billings jurisdiction?
15. What is the status of my permit?
16. When can I use a waiver?
17. Why is a building permit required?
18. Who is responsible for the permits?
19. Where do I direct my flood plain questions?
20. Where is my property line?
21. Why do I need a plan?
22. Why is my review taking so long?
23. What are the requirements for egress windows?