Town of Pinedale update Permits
by Town of Pinedale
March 12, 2016
Are you thinking about your next summer project of expanding your home, building a garage, installing a fence, or maybe replacing a business sign on a building? If so, you will need to apply for a permit with the Town of Pinedale. These permits are not expensive and are in place to make sure your project follows the Town ordinance requirements. You can visit our new permits and applications page on the Town website to find a summary of permits, permit applications and when they are and are not required.
A building permit is required for new construction on site, building additions, accessory structures such as a detached garage, shop, or shed, interior remodels resulting in a change of interior use, or installing prebuilt structures such as mobile homes. A building permit is not required for interior remodels that do not change the interior use or exterior of the building, building maintenance, or construction of small sheds that are less than 120 square feet. Commercial or public use building undergoing remodels or expansion may also require a State Fire Marshal Review and Department of Environmental Quality notice.
A demolition permit is required if you plan on demoing a building, this permit was adopted last summer to ensure that utilities are property caped and turned off. In addition, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Asbestos Program requires notice prior to demolishing or renovating a public or commercial building.
Fence permits are required for any fence over 4 feet in height.
Signs permits are required to minimize clutter on store fronts. Sign permits are required for new business signs, replacing an existing sign with a new building sign, or hanging banners. Off-site signs are not permitted on Pine Street since this is a WYDOT right of way.
Main Street Pinedale is a non-profit organization independent of the Town, and has funding opportunities for exterior improvements for commercial buildings and provides detailed design guidelines to help maintain the western Pinedale atmosphere. This info can be found on the Town website or MainStreetPinedale.com.
Remember that it is the law to call 811 before you dig. Even if your project does not require a permit, please call. While the Town does not permit digging in the Town right of way until mid- April, one can dig on private property and will receive a waiver from the Town to dig in the right of way for emergencies, such as a frozen water line.
Please visit the Town of Pinedale website for the permit applications and additional information. You can also contact Hayley with the Town at 307-367-4136 with questions about the requirements and process. While there is still some snow on the ground its never too early to start planning for your next project!
The planning and zoning commission is working on an ordinance about recreational vehicle and trailer parking on public streets. If you are interested in this topic please attend the meeting on Tuesday, March 29th at the Pinedale library. The commission currently has one vacancy, please contact the Town if you are interested in participating.