Permit Applications

It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that the builder/contractor has obtained all of the required building permits and inspections from the Madeira Building Department for any project.  Most work requires a building permit; however, there are a few exceptions.

Permits are NOT required for the following residential projects:

  • Replacement windows ( as long as window openings are not altered)
  • Siding
  • Painting
  • Replacement of walkways around the house
  • Resurfacing or replacement of driveways (expansion or apron work requires a permit)
  • Wall under 4 feet in height

                                  **all other projects require a building permit **

Permit Applications

Building Permit
Demolition Permit
Permanent Sign Permit
Temporary Sign Permit

Permit Fees vary based upon the project.  Please check Permit Fees for the applicable fee. 

Permit Submission Requirements

Permits for alterations/repairs, additions, and new construction must have a cost estimate/quote submitted at the time of application in order to process the permit. The following must also be submitted with the permit application.  Please view the example of Site Plan and Elevation Requirements prior to submitting all paperwork.


Commercial Permits 

  • Exterior Work: Submit five (5) copies of a site plan and five (5) sets of construction drawings.
  • Interior Work: Submit four (4) sets of construction drawings.
  • Demolition Work: Must be accompanied by a photograph of the existing structure showing gutters and any other applicable drainage measures taken as well as topography of the lot.
Residential Permits

2 FULL-SIZE SET OF PLANS TO SCALE MUST BE SUBMITTED.

  • Exterior Work: Submit two (2) sets of construction drawings (including site plan).
  • Interior Work: Submit two (2) sets of construction drawings.
  • Demolition Work: Must be accompanied by a photograph of the existing structure showing gutters and any other applicable drainage measures taken as well as topography of the lot.


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