What types of work need a Building Permit?

The following are unlawful without a building permit:

  • Alteration of any building structure, or any part thereof or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon.
  • To change the Occupancy or Use of a building from one use Group to another requiring greater strength, means of egress, fire and sanitary provisions.
  • To change to an unauthorized or prohibited use.
  • To install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this code; Without first having filed application and obtained a permit thereof, from the Building Official, validated by payment thereof

No Permit Required

No permit shall be required, in this or any of the following sections, for general maintenance or repairs which to not change the occupancy, and the value of which does not exceed one thousand dollars in labor and material as determined by the Building Official.

Common Projects That Need Permits

The most common types of projects that permits are requested for are listed below:

  • Accessory structures such as sheds, gazebos
  • Awnings and canopy
  • Carports
  • Decks (wood or concrete)
  • Fences and walls
  • Minor repairs, remodeling and alterations
  • One and two-story additions
  • Patios
  • Pools and spas
  • Rehabilitation of existing structures
  • Screened porch, patios, enclosures
  • Single Family Residence And Duplex


  • Awnings and canopies
  • Change of owner or contractor
  • Fences
  • Interior and exterior signs
  • Landscaping
  • Minor repairs, remodeling and alterations
  • Paving and drainage

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1. Where is the Building Department located?
2. What are the Building Department's business hours?
3. Why do I need a Building Permit?
4. What types of work need a Building Permit?
5. How do I get a building permit?
6. What are the requirements for owner builders?
7. What is a Demolition Permit?
8. How do I get an electrical permit?
9. Why do I need a Mechanical Permit?
10. How do I get a Mechanical Permit?
11. Why do I need a Plumbing Permit ?
12. How do I get a Plumbing Permit?
13. What is an inspection?
14. When is a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) required?
15. When is a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) issued?