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It depends on the zoning districts which your house is located. Please call the Building Permit Office (618 / 281-7144 ext. 105) for specific setback requirements.
You do not need an inspection for re-connecting a sink after just simply replacing your counter tops.
If you are going to install an above ground pool you will need to complete a building permit and if you are going to need to have electrical work done for the pool you will also need to list an Electrical Contractor. You can get a building permit application here and you can check the list of electrical contractors registered with the City of Columbia here.
Fence requirements for pools are as follows:
You can download a fence application here.
You will need a Home Occupation Permit if you live within the City limits and work from home. You can find the Home Occupation permit here.
If you are not installing any wall for the porch and just attaching to the current structure you do not need a permit to install a screened in porch.
If you are purchasing a house in Columbia you need to make sure the following things are done.
You can fill out paperwork online, a lot of our forms are fillable PDF’s which means you can just type your information online and print or email to us. Then you can pay the Clerk’s office with a Credit Card over the phone for an additional fee.
You will need a building permit and it will need to be inspected. Fill out the Building Permit as specified and if there is anything else that needs done we will get with you.
If the adjacent grade is 30” or more you will need to install rails.
Normally, unless you are in a flood plain you do not need a permit for this. Just make sure you stay away from the drainage easement on your property.
If you are within 200 feet of a sewer line the City does require that you connect to it and there will be the additional costs to consider when purchasing the property. (Insert Building Code)
The City follows the same energy code as the state of Illinois.
Yes, you still need to apply for a fence permit.
If you are taking down beams and structural elements then you will need a building permit, if you are just replacing parts then you will not need a building permit.
You can find the cost information for a building permit in our municipal code.
The maximum fence height is 6ft tall.