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When is a building permit needed?

Building permits are required for any projects that are changing the structure of a building or when the cost for materials for maintenance or repair exceeds $1,000. Permits are also required for roofing projects, fences, decks, pools, and plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work.

Some common types of work that require a permit are:

  • New home construction
  • New garage construction
  • Additions to an existing building or structure
  • Sheds/Accessory buildings over 80 square feet in size
  • Fences longer than 15 feet
  • Pools
  • New Windows ( only if changing the size of the frame)
  • Fireplace installation
  • Hot water heater installation
  • Demolition of existing structures
  • Decks
  • Finishing a basement
  • Moving a mobile home
  • Gazebos
  • Electrical work
  • Plumbing work