Free Building Permit Program

Free Permit Program
Posted on 05/15/2024
Free Permit Program

Planning a home project that requires a permit? The City of Monroe Building Division is offering Free Permit Weeks from May 20th through June 3, 2024!

For the first time since 2005, this building/zoning permit incentive program waives permit fees for property owners or contractor applying for a permit between May 20, 2024 - June 3, 2024.

The application is reviewed and a permit is issued for a period of 180 days - ALL FEES ARE COLLECTED AT THIS TIME with the possibility of being REFUNDED by adhering to the following: 

  • Permit is inspected and final approval is given by the 90th day after issuance
  • Projects has a value of $20,000 or less
  • Projects include roofing, siding, windows, decks/porches, sheds, private concrete flatwork (driveways, patios and sidewalks) and fences
  • The homeowner/contractor submits a request for a refund.

The permit is NOT refundable if final approval is not achieved by the 90th day after issuance.

Only permit fees will be refunded. Application fees are non-refundable.  Refunds would be sent to applicants in the form of a check after verification and approval by Council.

Also of note:

  • The permit will remain valid for 180 days even if a refund isn't approved.
  • A homeowner can be issued a maximum of 5 permits during the incentive period.
  • A contractor can be issued a maximum of 3 permits during the incentive period.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact our Building Department staff at 734.384.9162 or  via email.