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What sort of work do I need a permit for?
  • Any new construction, additions, and/or alterations to existing buildings, both residential and commercial

  • Accessory buildings and garages that have a floor area of 120 square feet or greater

  • Covered porches that are constructed with a solid roof (i.e., plywood and shingles or metal sheeting); shade porches covered with lattice generally are not required to be permitted

  • Concrete patio slabs, concrete driveways, and wood decks generally do not require a building permit; however, if any deck or patio structure is 30 inches above grade, it will require a building permit and plan review

  • Repair or replacement of a roof or roof covering

  • Any new construction or repair of an individual residential septic system

Your safest recourse when planning a building project is to contact the Building Department for information regarding the requirements for building permits. Please remember that a properly permitted project will ensure your hard work becomes an enhancement to your property value.

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1. Why do you need a building permit?
2. What sort of work do I need a permit for?
3. What is the cost of the required permit?
4. Who may obtain a building permit?
5. At what times during construction is an inspection required?
6. What procedure do I follow when I need an inspection?
7. What are the parking requirements for my project?
8. What are the landscaping requirements for my project?
9. Do I need a permit to place a sign on my building or property?
10. How long is a permit valid?
11. How many copies of my building plans will I need to turn into the Building Department?
12. How long will it take for my plans to be reviewed by the Building Department?
13. Do I need a permit to build a shed?