Building permits are required for construction within the Calmar city limits. This includes, but is not limited to: new construction, additions, remodeling that changes the size of existing, garages, decks, fences and utility buildings of any kind (with or without a foundation). Permits are also required for sidewalk alterations or construction. Alternations to the interior also require a permit.
Building permits are obtained from the clerk’s office. A form is required to be completed stating what is going to be done and a site drawing showing the distances to the property lines.
Building permit fee area as follows:
• New Homes $100.00
• Additions $ 50.00
• Misc. $15.00 (decks, detached garages)
• New Commercial $ 150.00
• Commercial Additions $ 50.00
• Industrial $ 100.00
• Signs $15.00
A variance is required when building outside the allowed setbacks. The fee for a zoning variance is $80.00.