Apply for Permits through OpenGov online

The City of Decatur has added the ability for residents and/or owners of property located within the city limits to apply for building permits on-line.  Permits include residential/commercial building permits, trade permits (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, etc), demolition permits, etc.

This same system allows residents and/or owners to apply for Public Works permits, such as Land Disturbance permits, Right of Way permits and Water and Sewer Tapping and Capping permits

***Please allow 24 hours for payment to be processed.

Construction Standards

Online Forms

The forms are for viewing and/or downloading only. Once downloaded, print the form, fill it out and submit the form to the appropriate City department along with any fees due.

***Please allow 24 hours for payment to be processed.


For general business license forms, including raffle license, visit the Finance Department Licensing page.



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