Your home or business is a significant investment. Enforcing building code and zoning ordinances protects that investment. A property owner who can show that code requirements were strictly enforced can give confidence to future buyers, bankers, and insurance companies that the building has a firm foundation on which to stand. Your permit also allows the code official to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare.
To find out when a building permit is needed or what a building permit will cost, click here.
RENTAL HOUSING REGISTRATION
All rental housing units regardless of single or multi units, must be registered with the City. This can be done by submitting an application to City Hall. To learn more about rental housing registration, click here.
To provide for the orderly development of the community, the City of Perham has adopted a Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Ordinance. The Zoning Ordinance provides a basis for what uses can be conducted on various properties. The Subdivision Ordinance provides the requirements to split properties into smaller parcels.
To learn more about these ordinances and to access various zoning applications, click here.
To view the City's current Comprehensive Plan, click here.