Building Inspection

Building Permits
In this section you will find all necessary information in acquiring a City of Fairmont Building Permit. City of Fairmont Building Permits issued shall become invalid unless work authorized by such permit is commenced within 180 days after its issuance. The Building Inspector is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. All building permits are deemed invalid 180 days after the date of filing unless an extension has been granted from a City of Fairmont Building Inspector.

Please note that you may use the Building Permit application for Electrical and HVAC improvements also.
  1. Building Permit Application

    Fill out an application for a building permit online.

  2. Building Permit Fees

    Find how much the building permit fee will be for your project's square footage.

  3. Requirements for Contractors

    Read all the tax and licensing requirements for contractors and speculative builders.

  4. Residential Plan Review Requirements

    Learn what is required for residential plan reviews prior to issuance of a building permit.

  5. Service Drop Clearance Minimums Diagram (PDF)

    View and download a service drop clearance minimums for electrical work diagram.

  6. Typical Grounding Details Diagram (PDF)

    View and download a typical grounding details for electrical work diagram.

  7. When a Permit is Required

    Learn which construction projects require a building permit.