Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are construction permits and why do I need one?
Permits are the way the Town of Gilbert regulates construction. This insures that all construction is safe and conforms to the minimum code requirements.
The Town has handouts to help you through the permitting process.
2. How much will my permit cost?
The Development Services Fee Schedule is available in the Building Permits and Applications eServices site.
3. How long does it take to get a permit?
Permit issuance times vary. Some projects can be fully permitted over the counter, while other projects require plans be left for review.
4. What type of projects require a permit?
Permits are required for new structures including but not limited to: homes, barns, ramadas, garages, sheds over 120 square feet, pools, spas and fences.
Additions to existing structures such as covered patios, carports, garages, fireplaces, screened rooms, bay windows.
Alterations to existing structures: interior and/or exterior, change of roofing materials from asphalt to tile, change of siding.
5. I am a Gilbert resident and we are currently on a well and are looking at the costs for tapping into the town water. Where do I start?
Please call (480) 503-6700. They will ask you specific questions in regards to your well before assessing the appropriate fees.