Getting the Permits

Unfortunately, at this time we are not open to the public to accept walk-in submissions. Please click on the PDF link below to fill out the required Building Permit Application. Applications can be sent by email or US Postal Services. Applications must be submitted with all required drawings and plans to Building Department staff at our office. 

Click here (PDF) for the Building Permit Application.  

The Permits

The following information is available to assist you in preparing and supplying the appropriate information for your permit:

Site Maintenance

The contractor will be responsible for all debris on the site and should take all necessary measures to ensure it does not blow away from the site. Subcontractors hauling debris will be required to cover all loads and a trash containment system is required at all sites, approved styles are:
  • Dumpster type container
  • Trailer
  • Fenced in containment area
Site maintenance will become a part of all inspections as well as inspection on a random basis.

Concrete Regulations

The City of Johnston uses the National Weather Service’s 24 hour prediction to reflect when/how concrete may be poured as follows:

10° or below - No concrete may be poured
25° or below - Concrete must be covered for a minimum of 48 hours

Stormwater Management Development Standards

Information on stormwater calculations, grading permit information and stormwater management development standards can be found here.