When is a building permit required?
A building permit is required for all new construction or structural changes. This includes:
  • New Buildings
  • Accessory buildings over 200 square feet
  • Additions, alterations or repairs (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms, garage conversion
  • basement finishes, kitchen expansions, etc.)
  • Residential work (covered decks, decks over 30 inches above grade, fireplaces, pools, retaining
  • walls, etc.)
  • Electrical system modifications or additions
  • Plumbing system modifications or additions
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating and air-conditioning) systems
  • Modifications in framing (remove interior wall, add door, etc.)
  • Exterior upgrades

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. When is a building permit required?
3. What do building permits cost?
4. Can I draw the plans myself?
5. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
6. Can I get a permit for just the footing / foundation prior to getting a permit for the main structure?
7. What comes with the permit?
8. How do I schedule inspections?