Permit Information

Projects That Require A Permit

It is strongly recommended that you contact the City of Taylor Building Department prior to starting any work to verify if a permit is required. For a permit application please view the city forms.  Or click here for PDF form

Garage Sale and Special Event Permit Information

Garage Sale and Special Event Permits are permitted twice annually by a single business or property.

Garage sale permits - $10, for five consecutive days (rain or shine), non-refundable. Click here for garage sale permit application.

  • Special event permits - $500, for seven consecutive days (rain or shine), includes a $100 refundable bond after the event has a final site clean-up inspection. Special Event applications are received through the Planning Department for approval of the event. After approval, the permit is issued through the Building Department.  
  • Click here for Special Event Application  Or, Click here for Carnival Event Application

Types of work being performed that require a building/zoning permit - Construction, Repair, Replace, Add to, or Alter any of the following:

  • 2nd Story/Dormer
  • Addition
  • Communication Tower
  • Concrete or Asphalt Work
  • Deck
  • Demolition
  • Doors
  • Driveway/Approach         
  • Fence    
  • Fire Repair 
  • Foundation/Ratwall 
  • Garage                        
  • New Building  
  • New House   
  • Patio          
  • Public Sidewalk and/or Servicewalk 
  • Roofing           
  • Shed 
  • Siding/Trim/Gutters            
  • Sign            
  • Swimming Pool          
  • Windows
  • Other types of work that may require a permit                            

Fee Schedule has been updated: 

Note: Residential fence permit fees are now calculated based on project contract cost, using the building fee chart. 

Zoning Review Fees

All building/zoning permit applications received through the Building Department are subject to a Zoning Review Fee (ZRF). (eff. 7-12-10)

A zoning review is performed to determine if the project you are proposing meets the requirements of the City of Taylor Zoning Ordinance. The fee is collected at the time the permit is dropped off at the Building Department. Zoning review fees are non-refundable.

The ZRF does not include plan review fees and/or permit fees. Applications submitted to the Building Department that are subject to a zoning review will not be reviewed until the ZRF has been paid.

Permits exempt from a Zoning Review: removal and replacement of existing roofing, siding, windows or concrete.

Residential Fee Amounts

Residential - $25

Commercial Fee Amounts

Based on a project under 1/2 acre - $25

Based on a project 1/2 to 1 acre - $50

Based on a project 1 acre to 5 acres - $100

Based on a project over 5 acres - $175