Building Permit and Contractor Registration

Building Permit Requirements

Building Permit (BDP)

A permit is required when you construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system or when you construct, place or modify a sign.

A copy of the Building Permit Fee Schedule can be found here.

Contractor Registration

All contractors doing work in Unincorporated Adams County are required to be registered as a contractor before pulling a permit.

Insurance Requirements

Contractors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance to the county prior to permitting.  Contractors disturbing the infrastructure within county Right of Way must also provide to the county a Bond Certificate. Information regarding the county's insurance requirements for Right of Way permits can be found here.