Completed forms can be faxed to 302-398-4477, emailed to the Code Enforcement Officer or dropped off at City Hall Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
- Residential Building Permit Application PDF
- Residential Accessory & Addition Building Permit Application PDF
- Commercial Building Application PDF
View Standard Specifications for Installation of Utility Construction Projects and Subdivision Pavement Design below.
Section 1 – Excavation and Backfill for Pipelines and Structures
Section 2 – Water Mains and Appurtenances
Section 3 – Sewer Pipe, Force Mains, Pump Stations and Appurtenances
Section 4 – Storm Drain and Appurtenances
Section 5 – Concrete Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter, and Driveways
Section 6 – Surface Restoration
Section 7 – Soils Investigation and Subdivision Pavement Design
Section 8 – Cast-in-Place Concrete
When do I need a building permit?
A building permit is required from the City when a building or structure in any zone is erected or structurally altered. Fences, sheds, pools, vinyl siding, roofing, demos, and driveways are other examples of work that requires a permit.
What information do I need to bring to apply for a permit?
The address where the work is to be done, the exact size and location on the lot where the proposed building or alteration will take place, and the location of existing buildings on the property. Note: any contractors must be licensed with the City of Harrington before a permit will be approved and issued. For more information, call City Hall at 398-3530.
Are there any limitations on where I can put a shed or pool, install a fence, etc.?
Sheds, pools, garages, etc. must be in accordance with City Code Enforcement regulations. Fences can be placed on the property line only if mutually agreed upon, in writing, by all property owners involved. Sheds and pools can only be placed in the back and side yard. A fence may be placed in the front yard only with permission from the Planning Commission.
Do I need a county permit?
No. Any structural renovations requiring a permit will be inspected by the City’s Code Enforcement Officer or a City Consultant. When the project is completed, call City Hall at 398-4428 and the City will complete its final inspection.