Building & Safety

The Building & Safety Division regulates construction and occupancy of all residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in order to ensure compliance with construction-related laws, codes and standards, and local building ordinances.

Our goal is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our residents and visitors through the equitable enforcement of building standards, which serve to safeguard our constructed environment, ensure sustainable facilities, and enhance the quality of place for our community.

Building & Safety performs plan review for all commercial, industrial, and residential projects in the development process which include new structures, additions, and remodeling of existing buildings within City limits. Field inspections are performed to verify compliance with architectural, structural, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, energy efficiency, accessibility, green building standards, fire, and life-safety requirements.


The City of Highland Is currently Open To The Public Monday – Thursday 7:30 am – 5:30 pm for Permit Issuance & Plan Check Submittals. 

The following over the counter permits may be submitted via e-mail for processing:

  • HVAC
  • Electrical Panel Upgrade and Re-wire (please attach site plan indicating location of work proposed)
  • Reroof 
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems up to 10KW DC
  • Minor Plumbing (Re-Pipe, water service repair, water heaters)

Please fill out the application click here and submit all documents to