Moving Permit

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Moving a building out of or through town

  1. An individual will be available to write the permit when you come in. The name of the general contractor is required if you are not moving the building yourself. The permit fee of $30.00 must be paid at this time. The Building Inspections Department accepts cash of check. There is an additional minimal fee to process credit card payments.
  2. A map of the route the building will be taking through town will be required. A list of agencies that must receive notification of this route 48 hours prior to the move will be provided. The Building Inspections Department will notify the City Electrician but all other agencies are the responsibility of the party moving the building.

Moving a building within or into town

  1. An application must be filed with the Building Inspections Department. the fee is $145.00 payable at the time the application is filed. The building Inspections Department accepts cash of check. There is an additional minimal fee to process credit card payments.
  2. The application fee of $145.00 includes legal notice, moving permit fee and $25.00 initial inspection fee for the first hour of the inspector's time. Additional costs are as follows: additional hours of the inspector's time and mileage at the rate determined by the finance department, time and overtime by City employee(s) involved with the moving of the building (City Electricians, Street Department, etc.) and a 10% administrative fee.
  3. The request will be put on the next Committee of the Whole agenda and any property owners within 200 feet of the proposed location will be notified. The request will then go to City Council for final approval. The new location must be posted by the Building Inspections Department ten days prior to this City Council meeting.
  4. Once the move has been approved by City Council, a moving permit must be obtained from the Building Inspections Department. The permit fee is included in the application fee but the permit must be signed for. The name of the general contractor must be provided if you are not moving the building yourself. If any repairs were to be made on the building, a separate permit must be issued in addition to the moving permit and the appropriate fees paid.
  5. A map of the route the building will be taking through town will be required. A list of agencies that must receive notification of this route 48 hours prior to the move will be provided. The Building Inspections Department will notify the City Electrician but all other agencies are the responsibility of the party moving the building.

The application will include doing the following:

  • The Contractor will make a map showing the route the mover in planning on using.
  • The application form for the moving permit will be filled out by the mover stating the date and time of the proposed move.
  • The Contractor will take copies of the application and route map and obtain approval from all required agencies by contacting them and obtaining signatures in person.
  • The Contractor will be required to pay fees to the Police Department and Park Board for the proposed move. These fees will be adjusted to meet the cost accrued and the property owner will be billed for the balance.
  • Once the Contractor has received approval from all the required agencies, they will go back to the Building Inspections Department where the building permit will be issued if everything is in order.
  • The Contractor must receive approval from all the agencies at least 48 hours in advance of the planned move. If the date or time is changed, the Contractor must notify all agencies.