Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a permit?
Most construction and development work performed in the City of Bryson requires a permit. This includes all new construction, demolitions, enlargements, remodels, renovations, reconstruction, additions, altreations, and relocations. Other projects requiring a permit include the erection, installation, enlargement, alteration, conversion, or replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.
Cosmetic improvements, such as interior painting, installation of carpet, and minor repairs or maintenace, do not require a permit.
How long does it take to get a permit?
Obtaining a permit cat take anywhere from 10 minutes to several months, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Building permits generally take two weeks for plan review once complete plans and applications are received. Permits for single-family homes usually take about 30-45 days from start to finish, and permits for large commercial or residential projects, subdivisions and Master Plans may take serveral months (and several meetings) before they are approved. Please contact City Hall for an estimated of the duration of your particular permit process.
What building code does Bryson use?
As of November 2010, Bryson is using the 2006 Interantional Building Code, the 2006 International Residential Code, the 2006 International Mechanical Code, the 2006 International Plumbing Code, the 2006 International Energy Code, the 2006 International Fuel Gas Code, the 2006 International Fire Code, the 2005 National Electrical Code.