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Building permits are required for room additions, decks (with walking surface over 6-inches above grade, Land Use/Zoning maybe required see below for more information), 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 (Land Use/Zoning permits are required for accessory structures between 100-200 square feet, see below for more information), 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.
Land Use/Zoning permits are required for detached accessory structures between 100-200 square feet and decks and/or platforms between 7-30 inches in height above the adjacent grade and not attached to the structure with frost footings. More information can be found on Land Use/Zoning permits by clicking here.
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A permit IS NOT required for a temporary pool (up for under 6 months per year).
A permit MAY BE required for a permanent pool (up over 6 months per year), including prefabricated pools above ground. A permit IS required if the permanent pool is over 24-inches deep AND 5000 gallons or larger in capacity. A site plan is needed along with an application for a permit.
ALL pools must meet zoning requirements (please call the Planning and Zoning office at 320-255-7218 for information), and any electrical wiring (hardwiring or adding outlets) requires an electrical permit.
Review of permit applications ensures that your home meets zoning requirements such as lot coverage, setbacks and building height.