Do I Need a Permit?

Situations Requiring Permits
Home improvement projects that require permits include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Additions or alterations to existing mechanical, plumbing, or electrical (including installation of new HVAC units, upgrading or relocating electrical service, etc.)
  • Decks over 30" above surrounding grade
  • Decks with roof covers, all sizes
  • Demolition of buildings (interior and exterior)
  • Block walls over 3' high above grade
  • Garage conversion / must also construct two-car garage if converting existing garage
  • Garages or carports
  • Gazebos
  • Guest house (499 square feet only if under one acre of land, no kitchen, no permanent living)
  • Mobile home set down
  • Patio covers
  • Patio enclosures
  • Re-roofing, over 25%
  • Room additions
  • Septic tank replacement
  • Sewer hook up (must include removal / demolition of septic system)
  • Foundation with floor slabs (on-site flat concrete work, such as sidewalks or driveways, does not require permits)
  • Storage sheds (over 120 square feet)
  • Swimming pools or spas (18" deep or deeper)
  • Metal storage containers (conditions apply, must meet planning regulations)