When do I need a permit?
Building permits are required for room additions, decks (with walking surface over 6-inches above grade), porches, finishing basements, wood stoves, masonry fireplaces, interior modifications (including any work where existing framing is exposed), structure or non-structural renovations or repairs, demolition work, accessory structures over 200 square feet in area, re-roofing, re-siding, replacement windows (including window inserts), fences over 7-feet high and retaining walls over 4-feet high.


Separate electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits are required for the installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement or addition to any wiring, piping, duct alterations, and any equipment, fixtures or appliances associated with those systems.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?
3. Why do I need a permit?
4. When is a permit NOT needed?
5. Where do I obtain my permits?
6. What information should I provide when applying for a permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. Is there a charge for a permit?
9. When are inspections done, and who inspects the work?
10. How do I find my property lines?