Building Permit Application

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Location of Proposed Improvements

Application is made by

Applicant Name*
Applicant Description*
Name of Property Owner*
Mailing Address*

Reason for Zoning Permit

This permit is for:*
(e.g. build new house, erect new garage, etc.; and please provide type of construction and building dimensions)
(Note: Height of a building or structure is that distance measured from the lowest ground level to the highest point)
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Lot or Parcel Information


Application for a zoning compliance permit will be accompanied by a detailed site plan in accordance with Article XIII of the Orleans Zoning Ordinance. Site plans should include at a minimum:
  • Property boundary lines, dimensions and total area.
  • If substantial topographic change is proposed, city staff may request contour lines at no more than 10’ intervals.
  • If relevant, the estimated amount (in cubic yards) and type of fill material to be removed or brought into the site.
  • The availability and location of existing utilities, if requested by city staff.
  • The propose location, size, shape and type of all buildings or structures.
  • The total square feet of all proposed buildings, both individually and collectively.
  • Existing buildings, rights-of-way, street improvements, utilities, easements, or drainage ways.
  • Parking areas, number of parking spaces proposed and type of surfacing to be used.
  • Walkways, driveways, lighting, walls, fences, signs or monuments to be used in the landscape.
  • Location and type of hard landscaping and plantings, fences or walls if used for screening purposes.

Other considerations pertinent to the proposed use may be requested by the zoning administrator.
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    Permit fees shall be paid at the time the permit application is submitted to the City of Orleans. Zoning permit fee amounts may be obtained from City Hall. No construction shall commence until the zoning compliance permit has been approved and the fee has been paid to the city.
    Approval of a Zoning Compliance Permit shall be valid for a period of six months. The permit shall be void if the use applied for has not commenced construction within six months of approval of such permit, unless an extension has been obtained from the zoning administrator.