How do I know if I need a building permit?

A building permit is required to:

- Erect, enlarge, remove, improve, or convert buildings or structures, such as an attached/detached garages, carports, breezeways, storage sheds, and porches

- Convert the use of a building or part of a building

- Install, relocate or remove interior partitions or walls

- Repair fire damage

- Demolish any building, including a garage

- Install a masonry chimney, metal smokestack or wood stove

- Install in ground or above ground swimming pool

- Install tennis courts

- Install antennae (dish and transmitting)

- Install exterior impervious surfaces such as driveways, patios, sidewalks

- Repair or replace roof

- Install fences

- Install HVACs

- Install generators

- Install new windows or doors


Please check with the building department before starting any project to determine if permits are required, the above list is not a complete comprehensive list. Other types of projects may also require permits.

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