The Building Department is a division located within the Community Development Department whose mission is to improve the built environment through building safety and code enforcement to provide improved public safety, health, and general welfare of the citizens of Woodstock and the general public.
PERMITS AND BUSINESS LICENSE OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM
The service counter closes at each day at 4:00 PM
Building permits that require plan review consist of but are not limited to:
- New Construction
- Retaining Walls
- Swimming Pools
- Some Accessory Structures
All plans are reviewed in the order they are received. Depending on workflow and scope of project, the review time varies. When the plan review has been completed, the contractor will be contacted with the fee total. Commercial projects require an upfront plan review fee based on the construction value as follows:
- For construction value of $5,000 or less = $25.00
- For construction value of $5,000.01 - $50,000 = $100.00
- For construction value of $50,000.01 - $150,000 = $200.00
- For construction value of $150,000.01 or more = $300.00
STAND ALONE/SUB PERMITS
Permits for electrical, mechanical, plumbing and gas trades are issued on the same day the application is submitted as long as all required documentation is included. Each application has a Unit Count Schedule on the back that should be filled out in order to calculate the appropriate fee. This fee is to be paid at issuance of the permit.
Temporary Sign / 15 Day Banners Permits
Temporary signs and 15 day banner permits can be issued on the same day the application is submitted as long as all required documentation is provided, including property owner's approval. There is no fee for temporary signs and 15 day banners. The maximum size for temporary signs is 32 square feet and the maximum size for all banners is 24 square feet.
Permanent Sign Permits
Sign permits are reviewed in the order we receive them. The cost for permanent sign permits is $50.00 plus $1 per square foot of sign area. This fee must be paid before the permit is issued. Once the sign is installed, an inspection is required.