When a Permit is Needed

A permit is required for all construction, remodeling and maintenance except those items classified as "normal maintenance" in the codes. Typical projects requiring permits include, but are not limited to:
  • Additions
  • Demolitions
  • Electrical Systems and Services
  • Exterior Concrete
  • Exterior Siding
  • Miscellaneous Residential including Fireplaces, Pools, Decks, and Garages
  • New Buildings
  • Plumbing Systems Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
  • Prefabricated Structures
  • Renovations
  • Replacement Furnace or Air Conditioning
  • Replacement Roofs and/or Shingles
  • Replacement Water Heaters
  • Replacement Windows
  • Residential Sheds Over 200 Square Feet

Normal Maintenance


The following repairs are considered normal maintenance if they are not part of a structural addition or remodel:
  • Gutters and Downspouts
  • Painting
  • Repair of Broken Windows
  • Repair of Faucets
  • Repair of Non-Structural Fascia and Deck Boards
  • Replacement of Individual Electric Switches or Outlets
  • Replacement of Kitchen Cabinets w / no Structural, Drywall, Plumbing or Electrical Changes
  • Tuckpointing of Masonry