Forms & Applications
The 2021 International Codes family and the 2020 National Electric Code became effective on January 1, 2022. The Energy Conservation Code had the most impact with respect to more stringent requirements. The builder is now required to engage a certified 3rd party energy inspector and submit the two adopted energy forms by the NCTCOG:
1. The Energy Compliance Path Form (PDF) is be required with submission of the residential permit and plan application;
2. The Energy Compliance Certificate Form (PDF) is be required prior to final inspection of the residential project.
The ordinances adopting these individual codes are available on the Building Department's home page.
Storm Water Regulation
Storm Water Protection Measures were implemented for erosion/sedimentation control (PDF) by the Town Council and the Town's Engineering Department effective January 28, 2013. The measures must be continuously maintained by the builder during the course of construction. If improper maintenance is observed, the job can be shut-down and citations issued for allowing mud/dirt/debris to leave the building site and/or being deposited on the Town's right-of-ways.
All permit and contractor registration fees must be paid before work can begin. You may pay ONLINE through your Contractor interface with MyGov, or in our office via cash, check, or credit card. Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted. Effective October 1, 2017, all contractors who are required to obtain a permit, will also be required to register their company and pay the associated contractor registration fee. State Law prohibits a municipality from collecting a registration fee from Plumbing and Electrical contractors.
Registration & Permit Information
All construction related waste haulers (e.g. dumpster, temporary sanitation facilities, grease/grit traps) shall be franchised with the Town of Highland Park to use the streets and alleys in which to conduct their business. Contractors shall verify the companies who service their projects are listed on the approved list of franchised vendors (PDF) with the Town of Highland Park.
Permit Applications & Related Regulations
- Alarm Permit Packet (No Fee) (PDF)
- Backflow Test Report (PDF)
- Builder's Packet (Residential) (PDF)
- Builder's Packet (Commercial) (PDF)
- Certificate of Occupancy (Commercial) (PDF)
- Construction Parking Management Policy (PDF)
- Construction Site Management Ordinance (PDF)
- Drainage Permit Packet (PDF)
- Erosion Control and Sedimentation Packet (PDF)
- Fence Permit Packet (PDF)
- Flood Plain Ordinance and Application (PDF)
- Flood Plain Application (PDF)
- Generator Permit Packet (PDF)
- Grease Trap Sizing Criteria (PDF)
- Irrigation Permit Packet (PDF)
- Parking Plan Template (PDF)
- Pool Permit Packet (PDF)
- RAZE (Demolition) Packet - Single Family (PDF)
- RAZE (Demolition) Packet - Multi-family / Commercial (PDF)
- Sewer Tap Required (PDF)
- Sign Ordinance (PDF)
- Solar Panel Ordinance (PDF)
- Builder Sign Template (PDF)
- Rear 40-Feet of Property Height Measurement (PDF)
Concrete/Excavation/Utility R-O-W Permit Information
In an effort to minimize the duration an alley or street is closed due to Water and/or Sewer Taps being installed, Flowable Back-Fill shall be the only acceptable backfill method in preparation for replacing the concrete Right-of-Way surface. In addition to requiring Flowable Back-Fill, the concrete specification shall be "High Early Strength" (HES) concrete cured to 3500 psi minimum in 24 hours to allow the Right-of-Way to be restored expeditiously for vehicle access and not remain inaccessible for 7-days of curing.
The Town Engineering Department processes and inspects franchised Utility R-O-W permits: