Information: Storm shelters may be placed above ground/in slabs in the garage or underground. All Storm Shelters require a permit. Storm shelters may not encroach in an easement.
Underground Storm Shelters have a minimum setback from the rear of the property line of 3 feet. The minimum setback from the side property line is 3 feet. The minimum setback from the house is 5 feet.
Ground Storm Shelters are to be installed in the garage slab. If cutting into garage slab for post-tension foundation, an engineered letter is required, stating the cutting and re-stretching of cables was performed properly. This must be present at the final.
Plan Submittal: Plans
may be submitted electronically online through eTRAKiT or delivered in person
to the Development Services Center at 401 N Elm Street with a set of paper
plans. Please note: Two copies of all plans are required for paper submittal.
Inspections Required: Foundation, if applicable, Final.
Fees: $100 minimum, based on square feet. Additional fees will apply if installing electric, plumbing, or HVAC. View the Fee Schedule (PDF) for more information.