Building Permits & Inspections

Building Permits are issued at the Hampton City Hall. Permits are available to be issued during normal business hours. The price is dependent on the cost of the structure being built. Call City Hall if you have any questions about receiving a building permit inside city limits.

Ordinance No. 2023-03

Section 2

(a) Every person, firm or corporation who intends to do any of the following activities must obtain a building permit. The building permit fee must be turned into the City. The address of the building permit issued will be listed on the receipt copy in the General Fund receipt book. Building activities requiring a permit are as follows:

  1. Any activity involving new construction of any structure.
  2. An activity involving a change of the existing footprint of any structure, including building additions, siding and porches.
  3. Any activity involving demolition of any structure.

Building permits are NOT required for the following activities:

  1. Shingling
  2. Painting 
  3. Any other activity in which proximity to property lines may be affected.

(b) The building permit shall be issued upon the payment of the permit fees as follows: All building permits will be $5.00 for the first $1,000 of the building cost and $2.50 per $1,000 of cost thereafter. Demolition cost shall be the same rate as the building permits.

(c) The permit shall be posted in clear view at the building sit prior to the commencement of construction.

(d) A permit issued by the City shall be valid for a period of 12 months from date of issuance.