Construction Activities Requiring a Permit

Types of Activities

Construction activities requiring permits from the Building Department include:
  • Above-ground and in-ground swimming pools, ponds, and ornamental ponds over two feet deep
  • Accessibility features, including ramps and lifts
  • Additions, alterations, and garages
  • Alarm systems that forward the alarm to a monitoring agency
  • Alterations
  • Bathrooms
  • Change of use
  • Chimneys
  • Decks
  • Driveways when changing a roadway, adding more than 200 square feet, or changing stormwater flow
  • Earth moving / grading involving the disturbance of 5,000 square feet or more (or 100 cubic yards)
  • Electrical work involving new or additional wiring, circuits, panels, or service
  • Elevators
  • Fireplaces
  • Fire sprinkler systems
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Hot tubs and spas
  • Kitchens
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Mechanical work, including new heat pumps, furnaces, boilers, air conditioning, and duct work
  • Patios
  • Plumbing work, including new supply, drainage, or gas piping
  • Retaining walls over four feet high or with footers
  • Roofing
  • Septic systems
  • Sewer line replacement
  • Sheds
  • Siding - stucco
  • Signs
  • Stormwater management
  • Wall removal, replacement, or installation
  • Windows, if existing openings will be enlarged
  • Wiring
  • Wood stoves

Permit Display

Building permits are to be displayed on the property and visible from the street.