What is a permit?
A permit is an official document that authorizes the alteration, demolition, construction, enlargement, movement, repair, removal, or replacement of any building or structure or of any accessory attached to a building or structure. It is intended to ensure that the project plans comply with local standards for land use, zoning and construction. These standards are intended to ensure the safety of current and future owners and occupants and enforcement of zoning and land use policies.
The City of Forest Park requires permits to ensure safe building, coordinated development, effective land use, and high-quality site planning. This is designed to ensure that all construction in the city is safe. The safety of the occupants of buildings is the primary reason for having building codes.