A Building Permit Application may also be picked up at the Zoning Office located in City Hall at 119 S. Adams St.
For questions and concerns please call the Zoning Office at (309)547-4306.
A building permit is required any time a structure is built; the size of a structure is altered; or a structural alteration is performed. Exceptions include siding, guttering and shingles. Digging out of crawl spaces and basements is allowed without a permit if and only if the exterior dimensions of the building do not increase. A permit for pouring concrete is not needed as long as the concrete is flat, with no curbs or walls (non-foundation work) and said pouring is no more than 8 inches above the existing grade. Building permits are not needed if provided for elsewhere in the zoning ordinance. Building regulations per zoning district will be found in Lewistown’s Zoning Code of Ordinances.
No person shall install a fence in the city without first obtaining a building fence permit and complying in all respects with the terms and conditions of Lewistown’s Zoning Code of Ordinances. A fence permit shall be valid only for the term of issuance, unless sooner suspended or revoked. A fence permit is not required for painting, maintenance, or repair or replacement of less than 16 lineal feet of a fence.
A building sign permit shall be required for the erection, construction or expansion of any exteriror sign, except as herein provided in Lewistown’s Zoning Code of Ordinances. A sign not extending out more than four inches from the existing surface of the building and not larger than the facial dimensions of a business building and attached to said building shall not require a permit.
Home Occupation Permits
The following occupations do not require a hearing, but do require a permit: small engine repair shop, beauty shop/barber shop having no more than one chair, dance or exercise classes, furniture refinishing shop, hobby or craft shop, sewing or alterations shop. These home occupations must meet the requirements of 153.391 Code in Lewistown’s Zoning Code of Ordinances and may only operate between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.