Permit Requirements

  1. Projects Requiring Permits
  2. Projects Without Permits

Projects Requiring Permits

Commercial projects require permits, call the building department before starting any work. You must obtain a building permit from the Building Department before making the following changes to your house:
  • Adding an Addition
  • Adding a bedroom or bathroom
  • Installing a swimming pool
  • Central air conditioning
  • Chimney repairs
  • Commercial roofing
  • Constructing a deck
  • Creating additional off-street parking - See Zoning
  • Demolition of any building
  • Enclosing a porch
  • Erecting a fence or replacing an existing fence
  • Erection of utility buildings/sheds
  • Finishing a basement
  • Fire Safety - any work affecting 
  • Increasing power service to a building
  • Installing a dishwasher
  • Installing electrical outlets
  • Installing hard-surface driveways - See Zoning 
  • Installing or replacing a sidewalk - See Zoning
  • Interior alterations
  • New furnace, boiler, or water heater
  • New kitchen
  • New retaining walls
  • New sidewalks along public streets - See Zoning
  • New wiring
  • porch and stair repairs
  • Replacing an electric stove with a gas stove
  • Seepage pits
  • Structural / Structural & Load Bearing Beams, Walls - any work affecting
  • Water heaters
  • Water softeners