Projects Requiring Building Permits

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Common Projects that Require a Building Permit

  • New construction of a home or commercial building
  • New construction of an accessory building
  • Additions or alteration of an existing home, accessory building, or commercial building
  • Moving/demolishing a building
  • Occupancy of an existing commercial building for a new commercial use

Exterior Projects

  • Fences over seven (7) feet in height
  • Masonry fences and walls that exceed (4) feet in height
  • Patio covers (open or enclosed)
  • Decks that exceed thirty (30) inches above grade, attached to the home, or greater than 200 SF
  • Reroof on a house, garage or other structure
  • Siding on a house or garage
  • Installation of a swimming pool or hot tub
  • Remodeling or conversion of an existing garage
  • Sign installations (Permits are required from Planning as well as Building)

Plumbing/Electrical/Mechanical Projects

  • Replacement/installation of water heaters and water softeners
  • Hot tub or whirlpool installation
  • Replacement of mechanical equipment
  • Any type of electrical, heating or plumbing alteration/improvement/addition
  • Replacement of furnace or central air conditioner
  • Alteration of a kitchen/bathroom