The Community Development Division strives to improve the quality of life of Suffolk citizens by combining the functions of Property Maintenance, Zoning Enforcement and Building Inspections. And by providing coordinated activities with neighborhood and business leaders for a comprehensive one stop building, zoning and housing inspections program.
FAQs Community Development
1. Do I need a permit to put a fence?
Yes, along with an Application for Services and a survey of the property, showing where you are going to put it on the property.
2. Do I need a permit for a shed/gazebo?
Yes, along with an Application for Services, a survey of the property; showing where you are going to put it on the property and Health Department Approval (135 Hall Ave), if you have septic or well on the property. Then you can apply for a permit for the structure. If stick built, you will also need a typical wall section form, picture/diagram of the structure and an accessory form. The Application for Services, Typical Wall Section Form and Accessory Forms can be found at Community Development, 442 W. Washington Street.
3. Do I need a permit for a yard sale?
No. You are permitted 3 per year, on your property without a permit.
4. Do I need a permit for a storage POD/Dumpster?
Yes. See information under Permit Procedures, Zoning, Temporary Structures.
5. Do I need a permit for a sign?
Yes. See information for the various signs under Permit Procedures, Zoning, Signs.