Building Department

Code Questions & Determinations:
Jonathan Gesick (ProCode), Chief Building Official

Permit Status & Inspection Requests:
Paula Langford, Permit Technician

Fee Schedule


About the Building Department

The Johnstown Building Department is responsible for administering the Town adopted building codes to promote the health, safety, and welfare of our community. 

Please note:

  • Permits may be paid by cash, check, or money order only at this time.
  • Johnstown Municipal Code requires contractors be licensed by the Town of Johnstown for any construction project that requires a building permit. Generally, but not all inclusive, this includes general contractors, electricians, plumbers, etc. The requirements include the need for applicants to provide insurance and work comp verification, as well as any applicable state licenses to ensure they have the minimum qualifications necessary to perform work in the Town.

Additions Basement Finishes Enclosing an Existing Patio Cover Decks Garage and Storage Sheds Larger than 120sq ft Patio Cover Re Roof PV Solar Requirements


New Development – Approved Plans

All new construction, with the exception of single family homes on platted lots, are required to receive approvals and finalize agreements through the Planning & Development Department prior to submitting for building permits. Please visit the Planning & Development page for more information on Johnstown’s Development Review processes.


Monthly permit reports list all permits issued in the previous month.
Residential permits by year is a monthly database showing how many residential building permits have been issued since 1961.
Residential permits by subdivision and year is a monthly database showing how many residential building permits have been issued in each subdivision since 1961.