Permits & Fees

Getting the Permits


Unfortunately, at this time we are not open to the public to accept walk-in submissions. Please click on the PDF links below to fill out the required Building Permit Application or Trade Permit you wish to obtain.

Application forms need to be sent in as attached PDF files & can be sent by email to buildingdepartment@cityofjohnston.com Applications must be submitted with all required drawings, site plans and additional forms needed. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. A typical review may last up to if not more; 7 working days. Once plans are approved we can happily accept Permit Fee Payments with credit card over the phone.

Trade Permits 

 
Trade Permit Application Click here (PDF) Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical

The Building Permits


Building Permit Application Click here (PDF)  All Building Permits must be submitted with a Site Plan.

Additional Application Forms: Must be completed in addition to a Building Application*

*Accessory Building or Storage Shed Form -  Click here (PDF
*Deck Wall Section Form - Click here (PDF


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


Plans that will use engineered wood products are required to contain:
  • Detailed plans showing layout
  • Correct beam sizing
  • Proper span size of truss
  • Floor or ceiling joist (stamped)
  • Indicate blocking, bracing, and re-enforcement

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.