Tips for small business owners
  • Before applying for a permit, speak with the property owner or manager regarding any tenant improvements, as the owner will be required to sign all permit applications.
  • Find the right professional to assist in the process.  Consider hiring an architect, planner or engineer to assist in the permitting process.
  • Submit quality plans stamped by professionals.  Most projects will require plans stamped by a professional architect or engineer.
  • Undertake research regarding the zoning code and design standards, the City’s website has information listed as well as the Milton Municipal Code.
  • Compile a list of questions.  Most projects are interrelated between planning and building.  To better assist applicants, it is helpful to be able to discuss the full scope of the project.
  • Contact the city early in your project.  Office hours are Monday through Friday 8AM-3:30PM


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1. Do I need a permit?
2. May I combine my building, mechanical or plumbing permits into one permit?
3. Where can I apply for a permit?
4. Where do I get an electrical permit?
5. What is the Building code for the City of Milton?
6. What are the permit fees for the City of Milton?
7. Can I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor?
8. May I start work before my permit is issued?
9. Do I need a permit to reroof a building?
10. Do I need a permit to replace a water heater?
11. Do I need a permit for an espresso stand?
12. Do I get a Certificate of Occupancy for my business?
13. Do I need a permit to build a detached storage shed?
14. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
15. How long will it take to get a permit?
16. What are the hours construction is allowed in the City of Milton?
17. I am a contractor. Will I be required to get a City of Milton business license?
18. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?
19. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
20. How long will the review process for my project take?
21. Tips for small business owners