How long does the permit process take?
Residential permits are generally worked within 4 to 5 days. Commercial permits take approximately 15-20 days, assuming that all necessary information is accompanying the applicant.
Do I need a permit for this proposed work?
It's best just to call on us and explain what work is being done. From that information a determination will be made as to whether or not you need a permit.
Where and when do I call for inspections during construction?
Each licensed contractor will call for their separate inspections. The number to call is
(405) 739-1210 or (405) 739-1211. Generally, if the clerks receive a request early in the morning, an inspection can be made the next business day.
Do all of the contractor's have to be licensed?
No. Only the trade contractors (electricians, plumbers, heat/air, paving, etc.) are required to be licensed by the city. A general contractor does not have to be licensed.
What does a permit cost?
Different permits cost different amounts. The cost of building permits is generally based on the square feet of construction. Again, by calling (405) 739-1210 or (405) 739-1211, a clerk can inform you of the cost based on the information you provide.
DRAINAGE AND FLOODING:
How do I know if my property is located in a Floodplain?
A flood determination can be made by using the Flood insurance rate map (FIRM). The maps are kept in the Engineering Division for public use. The number to call for information is (405) 739-1222.
Is stormwater detention required on my development?
The City of Midwest City requires stormwater detention when the impervious area is increased. More detailed information can be found in Code Section 13, DRAINAGE AND FLOOD CONTROL. The number to call for information is (405) 739-1215.
I have a drainage ditch on my development, do I have to improve it?
There are two classifications of drainage channels, Primary and Secondary. Primary drainage channels are those that are illustrated on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) with a Floodway. All other drainage channels are Secondary. Primary drainage channels are not required to be improved, but may be required to be cleared and reshaped. Secondary drainage channels are required to be improved to contain the 100 year storm and are to be concrete lined or enclosed pipe. An easement is required for the Primary and Secondary drainage channel for the limits of the Floodway or 100 year storm. The number to call for information is (405) 739-1215 or (405) 739-1222.