Building permits are required for construction within the Calmar city limits. This includes, but is not limited to: new construction, additions, remodeling, garages, ground mounted solar system, decks, fences and utility buildings of any kind (with or without a foundation). Permits are also required for sidewalk alterations or construction (No charge for sidewalks unless a variance is required).
Building permits are obtained from the clerk’s office or you can print the form below. 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 or Ground Mounted Solar System $100.00
- Additions or Detached Garage $ 50.00
- Misc. $15.00 (decks, utility buildings (not permanent), fences, concrete-patios, driveways)
- 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.