Building & Safety Process
Plan Check or Engineering Review
After the Planning Department has reviewed the application and approved the Use & Occupancy and conformity with the Tribal Master Plan, the application is forwarded to Building and Safety for engineering review (plan check) to ensure the proposed onsite structures and utilities meet the provisions of all applicable building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical codes.
Building Permits/Demolition Permits
Permits are required before any building or structure is erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, moved, repaired (major), improved, converted, or demolished. This includes decks, patios, sheds measuring over 100 square feet, all fences or walls, and retaining walls of four feet or more measured from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall.
An application for building/demo permit may be downloaded, completed and returned to this office or can be obtained in the Building and Safety Office located at TM Headquarters, in the Planning Department.
Once final plans are approved, the Building and Safety office issues a permit.
All required inspections shall remain exposed and accessible. It is the reponsibility of the owner or agent to provide access for inspection purposes. Before a structure can be legally occupied, it must pass all inspections by the Tribal inspector and a certificate of occupancy issued. The local electrical utlity also must receive authorization before power can be turned on, which will be provided by the Tribal Building Inspector or staff.
It is the intent of the Planning and Building and Safety staff to ensure that the requirements of the codes are followed to safetguard the health, safety and general welfare of all people on the Reservation, through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, access to persons with disabilities, sanitation, adequate lighting and ventilation; safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed the the built environment; and to provide safety to emergency responders during emergency operations.