When is a building permit required?

A building permit is required for any construction which physically changes or adds structures to your property or for work regulated by local codes or ordinances, such as:

  • Additions-Room additions, patio covers, swimming pools, etc.
  • Alterations-Re-roofs, garage conversions, exterior stucco
  • Installation of heating equipment, such as stoves, wall heaters, and fireplaces
  • Moving or Demolishing a building
  • New Buildings
  • Repairs-Replacement of water heaters or other plumbing fixtures, air conditioning units, new electrical service, and rewiring, etc.

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. How does the permit application process work?
3. What documents are required for a permit application?
4. What if something is built without a permit?
5. When is a building permit required?
6. When is a building permit not required?
7. Why should I get a building permit?