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Building Department Permits
All Building Department Permits are available at the City’s Building Department (3962 Silsby Road). For permit fees click here.
Fees are payable by cash or check only.
Point of Sale Inspection
All dwelling units which will be offered FOR SALE will be subject to a required point of sale application. This is an interior and exterior inspection intended to identify violations of the University Heights Housing Code. Title of the property may not transfer until all corrections have been made, or an agreement of assumption or assumption of violations – snow cover signed by the buyer(s), along with an Escrow Hold Verification Letter (Sample Escrow Letter), are filed with the Building Department. Please refer to FAQ for more information.
Housing inspectors look for violations of the City Housing Code only. It is recommended that a buyer secure the services of a qualified private inspector. Neither the City of University Heights nor its representative assumes any liability or responsibility for failure to report any violation(s). Inspection by the City does not guarantee that all defects have been discovered. Furthermore, violation(s) may develop after the inspection.
Rental Property Inspection
Regular Exterior Housing Inspection
Before allowing contractors to begin work, homeowners should check with the Building Department to verify that permits and contractor registration have been obtained.
Contractors must register with the City before they perform any work which requires a permit. The registration program establishes minimum standards for contractors. To become registered, a contractor must submit the following to the Building Department:
- $100.00 registration fee;
- Certificate of liability insurance;
- A surety bond made payable to the City for code compliance; and
- Contractor registration.