NOTICE: Adams County government offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, in observance of Thanksgiving. Regular business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 27.

Building Permit and Contractor Registration

Building Permit Requirements

Building Permit (BDP)

A permit is required when you construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system or when you construct, place or modify a sign.

A copy of the Building Permit Fee Schedule can be found here.

Contractor Registration

All contractors doing work in Unincorporated Adams County are required to be registered as a contractor before pulling a permit.

Insurance Requirements

Contractors must provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance to the county prior to permitting.  Contractors disturbing the infrastructure within county Right of Way must also provide to the county a Bond Certificate. Information regarding the county's insurance requirements for Right of Way permits can be found here.