Projects that Require a Building Permit

Permits are required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert or demolish any building or structure. If you are unsure if the work you would like to do may need a permit please call or email the Building Inspector.

General Building Project/Systems
  • New buildings/structures
  • Additions (bedrooms, bathrooms, family rooms)
  • Decks, garages, fences, fireplaces, swimming pools, water heaters)
  • Renovations (garage conversions, finishing the basement, kitchen expansions, reroofing, siding) If you are not sure please call.
  • Plumbing systems HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems
  • Electrical systems (Note: A Building Permit from the City does not include electrical wiring. A separate request for an Electrical Inspection Form (plus required fees) must be submitted to the Board of Electricity at or before the start of any electrical installation.)
Samples of Specific Project Types
  • Additions to a house or garage
  • Building a deck or porch
  • Construction a new home
  • Garage
  • Installing a fireplace, chimney or wood stove
  • Installing a furnace, air conditioner or mechanical ventilation system
  • Fences
  • Finishing a basement

  • Plumbing alterations
  • Reroofing
  • Retaining walls higher than 4 feet
  • Sewer and water service alterations
  • Sheds
  • Siding
  • Swimming pools of 5,000 gallons or more
  • Underground sprinkler systems
  • Water Heater replacement
  • Window replacement / Egress windows