COVID-19 Updates

During the COVID-19 outbreak, City Hall (300 Park Ave.) will have varied hours with only core services open to the public. For the duration of this disruption, we are asking the public to move to electronic submissions for their Building Safety and Permitting needs. Download the Permitting During COVID-19 Closures flyer for more details. 

See the latest status of City Hall and other City programs and operations on the City's COVID-19 Closures and Cancellations page

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3/25/2020, 3:30 PM: The Building Safety division will no longer conduct in-person inspections for interior work at occupied residential properties, including houses, apartments, and condominiums. If you have an inspection of this type, your will be contacted by an inspector to coordinate an inspection with Google Duo.  For more complete details, please see this handout.

3/20/20, 12:00 PM: The Development Services Counter is currently operating on reduced hours. We are open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, with a break for lunch around 12:00 - 1:00.

For the duration of the disruption, we are asking everyone to move to electronic submissions. 

To request an inspection, please use the web form. We are currently conducting inspections only on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Send permit applications, any supporting paperwork, and plans to the permits e-mail.

For more complete details, please see this handout.


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