The requirements for obtaining building permits within the City of Sheridan have changed for smaller projects. In the past, any project that cost more than $1,000 would require a building permit. The City Council passed an ordinance on 3rd reading that raised that limit to $3,000. Building Department Supervisor Charlie Newcomer tells us why they raised the limit.
Earlier this summer the City lowered its rate structure for building permit fees. Both that action and the new ordinance approved last night, stemmed from recommendations received in the Zucker report. That report included the results of a study of the building and development process in the City. The Zucker Implementation and Review Committee is helping to facilitate the integration of more than 90 recommendations included in the report.