When is a permit issued?

Over the Counter

Some permits can be issued without plans. We call these “Over the Counter” permits. This means that as soon as the application has been reviewed, for completeness, you will be provided an invoice to pay, without any further review. i.e. Roofing, Siding, Mechanical or Plumbing permits. These permits can be issued same day from the counter. Online review can be same day but may take up to 3 or 4 business days depending on the workload. All permits are reviewed in the order they come in.

Reviewed Permits

Most all permits that require submittals will need to go through a plan review process. Some permits require more submittal documents than other permits. Some only require one department to review the application and others require all the departments to review the application. These types of permit applications have varying time frames for issuance. Typically, permits that go through a review process, will be 1 to 8 weeks. The more complete your submittal documents are, the quicker we can review them. Check out the Submittal Requirements for Permitting page.

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1. What are the hours and location of the Permit Center?
2. How do I pay for may permit?
3. How do I apply?
4. What work is exempt?
5. When is a permit issued?
6. What does my permit application require?
7. How long is my permit good for?
8. How much does a permit cost?
9. I want to build a shed. Do I need a permit?
10. I want to build a fence. Do I need a permit?
11. What is the wind speed, snow load, or engineering design criteria for my area?
12. Can I draw my own plans for my project?
13. ?Does the City of Aberdeen provide plans?
14. Do my plans have to be engineered?
15. Where can I find a list of Engineers, Architects or Surveyors?
16. Where can I find a list of Licensed Contractors?
17. Can I do the work myself?
18. Does the City have copies of my old permits and plans?
19. How do I find property information such as zoning, floodplain, property lines and such?
20. How do I find out the setbacks for my property lines?
21. When do I need inspections?
22. How do I check the status of my Permit?
23. What is a Right of Way?
24. How do I get copies of project plans?
25. How do I know my permit is ready to pay?
26. What if I still have questions?