After 20+ years of manufacturing and building Growing Domes we are well practiced at facilitating the permitting process. Plus, we have a positive precedent; Growing Dome owners around the country from hobby gardeners to large institutions have had great success in obtaining permits.
Overview: The Growing Dome is a geodesic structure designed for use solely as a greenhouse.
Many building departments regard the Growing Dome as a temporary structure that does not require a building permit. There are two reasons this classifies as a temporary structure: A concrete foundation is not needed for sizes 15' to 26' diameter and the Growing Dome is designed to be disassembled and moved if needed. In other building department jurisdictions, the Growing Dome can be classified as an unoccupied or agricultural structure, which usually simplifies the permitting process.
If you are in an area where your building department does require a building permit we are well prepared to facilitate the process. We have a questionnaire for you to take to your building department for answers. Once you return it to us completed we can tell you if our general set of plans stamped by a Colorado engineer that we have on hand will work or if modifications will be necessary. If you need changes to the drawings we can connect you with an engineer familiar with our design. Estimated charges for drawing changes typically run between $400 and $700 for between at 15' and 33' diameter Growing Dome.
While we offer assistance with the building permit process to committed customers, the customer assumes sole responsibility for obtaining and purchasing building permits. We will not speak with building departments on your behalf or cover any charges incurred as a result of obtaining a building permit.
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