What do I need a Building Permit for?

A permit is a formal document authorizing the commencement of some action or work on your home or property that is subject to Code regulations. Any structure or new construction added to the property and any work requiring electric and plumbing revision or replacement requires a permit as follows:

  • Addition
  • Basketball court
  • Boiler
  • Central air
  • Deck
  • Fence
  • Greenhouse
  • Hot tub
  • Interior Alterations
  • Pergola
  • Permanent generator
  • Pool
  • Retaining wall
  • Roof
  • Solar panel
  • Swing set
  • Temporary tent/carport
  • Tennis court
  • Treehouse
  • Storage shed
  • Storage tank
  • Structural change to stairs/steps

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1. How do I file a complaint?
2. What are the regulations and guidelines for removal and abandonment of oil tanks?
3. When do I need an Elevator Permit?
4. What if I have a question concerning zoning or construction on a neighbor's property?
5. How do I obtain a Certificate of Occupancy or a Certificate of Compliance?
6. How long do I have to wait to obtain a permit?
7. What do I need a Building Permit for?
8. When do I need a Plumbing Permit?
9. What happens if I start work without first obtaining a permit?
10. Are inspections required after the permit is issued?
11. Do I need any other approvals from other departments prior to the Building Department?
12. What do I need to know about Architectural Review Board Applications?
13. What do I need to know about Zoning Board of Appeals Applications?