When Do I Need a Permit?

Permits are required for work to:
  • Construct an addition
  • Construct or alter a structure
  • Demolish or move a structure
  • Install or alter any equipment which is regulated by the code
  • Make a change of occupancy
Ordinary Repairs
Ordinary repairs do not require a permit or any notification to the Building Official. However, ordinary repairs do not include the:
  • Cutting away of any wall, partition or portion thereof
  • Removal of any structural beam or load bearing support
  • Removal or change of any required means of egress, or rearrangement of parts of a structure affecting the egress requirements
  • Addition to, alteration of, replacement or relocation of any standpipe, water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas piping, soil waste, vent or similar piping, electric wiring or mechanical work (water heaters, boilers, and furnaces) and affecting public health or general safety