Customers with appointments can enter the Development Services Center at the City Operations Building using the third-floor bridge connected to the Evan V. Jones Parkade Terrace Level.


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Simple "No-Plan" Mechanical Permit

Home owners, property owners and licensed contractors can obtain a no-plan Mechanical Permit for minor installations including:

  • Installations of a forced air units (FAU) or air conditioner units (A/C)
  • Installations of exhaust fans
  • Replacement of furnaces

If your project includes a combination of electrical, mechanical equipment and/or plumbing/gas, once you are in the online permitting portal you will need to select a Simple No-Plan Combination Permit when you initiate the application process.

Applicants will receive their permit normally within two business days. An inspection can be scheduled once the invoice is paid and the permit is issued.

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What You Should Know

  • To learn more about Simple Permits, see PDF icon Information Bulletin 103
  • Your project may require a historic review to determine conformance with the PDF icon historic resources regulations if your project is located:
    • On a site with a designated historic resource
    • Within a designated historic district
    • On a site containing a structure of 45 years or more.
  • Please review  PDF icon Information Bulletin 581 for additional information. 



  • No exemptions.

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