Residential Permits

Pre-Application Conference


The pre-application conference may be required prior to permit submittal, as determined by staff. This is an opportunity for a potential residential applicant to get a verbal interpretation of ordinances and processes, and to respond to any questions from City staff. Applicants will also be given information regarding the City's permit process.

This also provides an opportunity for the potential applicant to become familiar with the City's process prior to significant engineering or architectural design work being performed. Pre-Application conferences will be scheduled at the request of the applicant or if one is determined to be needed by staff. Applicants should bring supporting material for staff input. Pre-Application conferences will be held at Goddard City Hall, Monday through Friday during regular business hours. Questions regarding a pre-application should be directed to the Zoning Administrator.

Departmental Review


Every effort will be made to review plans within 10 (ten) business days from the time they were submitted. City will be given the opportunity to review the plans for compliance with the City's adopted ordinances, engineering standards, building, and fire codes. The City's current ordinances can be obtained from the City Clerk. Goddard has adopted the Uniform Building Code (UBC) and the following codes from the International Code Council (ICC): International Residential Code (IRC), International Fire Code (IFC), International Plumbing Code (IPC), International Mechanical Code (IMC), and International Electrical Code Council (IECC).

Comments Returned to City Staff


During the review process, we may discover inaccuracies, errors, omissions, or other problems with the submitted plans. Comments will include the item(s) that need to be addressed as well as the applicable ordinance or regulation. This process is included in the 10-day turn around time.

Comments Accumulated & Returned to Applicant


Once the staff has received and compiled all comments for submitted plans, the comments will be given to the applicant. Permits may be issued for construction of the project when no significant revisions to plans are needed. When revisions are necessary, the applicant must complete a re-submittal process.

File Copy Distributed to Departments


When the applicant has submitted revised plans addressing all comments, the Town will distribute copies to various departments for their files.

Verify Payment of Fees


After all comments have been addressed to the satisfaction of each department's representative, the Chief Building Official will calculate the permit and plan review fees using the adopted Residential Building Permit Fee Formulas.

Permit Issued


Applicants will be advised of the plan review and permit fees when notified (via fax, email, or telephone) that plans and permits are ready to be picked up. Once all fees have been paid to the City, a permit will be issued to the applicant. All permits are valid for a period of 180 calendars and may be extended at the discretion of the Planning Commission. Permits are subject to termination when no construction progress has occurred for more than 180 calendar days.