How long will it take to get my permit?

Once the Building Department receives a complete application, we are obligated to review or deny the permit within 20 business days -- but in most cases it is much sooner. The review time depends upon the scope and complexity of the proposed work, the number of subcodes (building, electric, fire protection & plumbing) that need to review it, the quality of the submission, along with whatever applications are ahead of yours waiting to be reviewed. If your project requires Zoning, Engineering, Tree Preservation, Historic Preservation, or any other approvals, these must all be approved/obtained before the 20-business day clock starts in the Building Department.

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1. When do I need a construction permit?
2. Do I need a construction permit to replace my sidewalk or service walk?
3. Do I need a construction permit to remove a tree?
4. Do I need a construction permit to widen my driveway?
5. Where can I file for a construction permit or get an application?
6. How do I complete a construction permit application?
7. How long will it take to get my permit?
8. How do I check the status of my permit once it is submitted?
9. How much does a construction permit cost?
10. How can I pay for the construction permit?
11. How do I schedule an inspection?
12. Who is responsible to get the permit, me, or my contractor?
13. Who should I contact with a concern regarding runoff/drainage?
14. Who should I contact with a concern regarding property maintenance?
15. Does Westfield require a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Continued Certificate of Occupancy (CCO) when I sell my home or to open my business?