Commercial Construction

For large commercial developments, a pre-development meeting is required before any plat, zoning application or  building permit can be considered.

Permits are NOT required...for "cosmetic" remodels (floor or wall covering, cabinets, counter tops, shelving...) or plumbing fixture. 

To schedule an inspection you will need the Permit Number, Job Address, and Type of Inspection Required. Inspections received before 8:30 a.m. each day will be scheduled for inspection that day. Requests received at or after 8:30 a.m. will be scheduled for the next day.

What Permits are required for Commercial New Construction?
Permits for new commercial construction require sealed, engineered plans.  Building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits are all required.  The building permit must be obtained before trade permit can be issued.

What is Required for Commercial Remodeling?
This depends on what is remodeled and is typically a matter of bringing a structure into compliance with current standards. Foundation, floors, walls, ceiling and roofs require a Building permit. Electrical requires an Electrical permit. If the remodel has plumbing, it requires a plumbing permit. If it has mechanical (Air conditioning or heating) it requires a mechanical permit. Other requirements may need to be met before a building permit can be issued depending upon the property location, zoning, or based on design guidelines for the area. If a wall is opened up (framing exposed) a permit is required.  

What Permits are Required for Commercial Additions?
Typically permits for commercial add-ons are treated much like new commercial structures are handled. Foundation, floors, walls, ceiling and roofs require a Building permit. Electrical requires an Electrical permit. If the new addition has plumbing, it requires a plumbing permit. If it has mechanical (Air conditioning or heating) it requires a mechanical permit. 

Other requirements may need to be met before a building permit can be issued depending upon the property location, zoning, or based on design guidelines for the area. 


Contact Information:

Steven Gallier
Building Inspector
432-523-4820 or 432-266-8904
sgallier@cityofandrews.org