Anything deemed “new construction,” as outlined below, requires a building permit. Applicable exceptions are listed below each category.
Additions – Defined as, “Anything intended to construct, enlarge, alter, or change the occupancy of a building or structure.”
Decks – Any deck that exceeds 200 square feet, is above 30 inches above grade at any point, attached to a dwelling, or serves the exit door requires a permit.
Demolition – Any demolition of a building or structure requires a permit.
Fences – Any fences over 7 feet tall require a permit.
Major Renovations/Repairs – Defined as, “Anything involving installing, enlarging, altering, repair, remove, converting or replacing of any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system.”
-Exception: Sidewalks and driveways do not require a permit.
Moving a Structure – Any moving of a building or structure requires a permit.
Roofing – Re-roofing and regular roofing jobs both require a permit.
Sheds/Storage Buildings – Adding either of these structures requires a permit.
-Exception: If the structure is detached, one-story, and the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
Siding and Windows – Installation of these items requires a permit.
Sprinkler Installations/Repairs – If piping becomes defective and requires replacement, a permit is required.
-Exception: Any stopping of leaks does not require a permit.
Swimming Pools – Both above and below ground pools require a permit.
-Exception: Any prefabricated swimming pool that is less than 24 inches deep does not require a permit.