The City of Rochester has adopted online permitting. With our new portal you can apply for permits, request inspections, and look up permits or licenses on any address in Rochester.
Currently the permits we have available online are as follows:
- Building Permit
- Electrical Permit
- Plumbing Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- Fire Alarm System Permit
- Fire Suppression Permit
- Sprinkler System Permit
- Food Establishment License
We ask that you fill out all applicable information and attach any and all building plans, etc. that go along with the application. Inspection requests require 48 hours notice.
When using a credit card there is a surcharge of 2.2% plus $0.30. However, you can always pay in person during office hours after applying online. *We do not review applications until payment is received.*
Get started here: View Permit
|Permit Name:||Used For:||PDF Format|
|Building-Major||All aspects of commercial and new dwellings.||Major Building Permit|
|Building-Minor||Miscellaneous items such as residential alterations or additions, sheds, garages decks, fences, pools, hot tubs, roofing, siding, windows/ doors, etc.||Minor Building Permit|
|Demolition||Removal of buildings and structures.||Demolition Permit|
|Electrical||All electrical work.||Electrical Permit|
|Fire - Sprinkler, Alarm, and Suppression||Fire Protection Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, and Fire Suppression Systems.|
Please see Rochester Fire Department's Website for additional Fees and Requirements
|Fire Protection Permit|
|Mechanical||Mechanical work such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning, tank installation, furnaces, boilers, gas line/piping work.||Mechanical Permit|
|Plumbing||All plumbing work.||Plumbing Permit|
|Signs||Signs - Pole, Wall, Projecting, and Portable Types||Sign Permit|
$10.00 Application Fee
$10.00 Additional Fee for Construction Value up to $1,000
$9.00 per thousand for Construction Value over $1,000 or any fraction thereof.
Example: $3,400.00 of construction would be computed as $9 x 4 (3.4 rounded up) = $36.00, $36.00 + $10.00 (application fee) = $46.00. The cost of the permit with all fees would be $46.00.