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Does My Home Project Need A Building Permit?
Posted on Jan 23rd, 2023

 
Any remodeling or construction projects in your home that relate to framing, electrical, mechanical or plumbing require a building permit. This includes:
 
Accessory structures over 120 square feet
 
Additions
 
Basement finishes
 
Covered porches and sunrooms
 
Decks – new or replacement
 
Demolition
 
Drive approach and public sidewalk
 
Fences
 
Retaining walls (excluding walls under 4 feet that do not alter water flow at lot lines)
 
Fire repair
 
Furnace and air conditioner replacement
 
Electrical, mechanical or plumbing alterations
 
Re-roofing
 
Remodeling
 
Swimming pools, hot tubs and spas
 
Water heater replacement
 
Cosmetic changes such as painting, cabinetry, carpeting, siding, lawn sprinklers and landscaping improvements do not require a permit.
 
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