Required Residential Permits

The type of Permit Application you submit depends on the scope of your project. Whenever you construct, reconstruct, enlarge, alter, or demolish a structure, a permit is required before starting the work. If you are doing any emergency repairs or equipment replacement, please obtain a permit the next working day following the emergency.  The following tabbed content show the requirements for residential permits:

  1. Building Permit
  2. Electrical Permit
  3. Gas Permit
  4. Mechanical Permit
  5. Plumbing Permit
  6. Demolition Permit
  7. No Permit Required

Building Permit

  • Building a new house
  • Building an addition onto an existing house or attached garage
  • Converting an existing deck or porch to Florida room (sunroom)
  • Building, replacing, adding to and making structural repairs to a deck whether it is attached to the main structure or not
  • Building an attached or detached garage or carport
  • Converting a garage to a habitable space
  • Building a porch, deck, associated steps or ramp
  • Building or installing a tool shed 257 square feet or larger in area
  • Finishing off an unfinished attic, basement or room over a garage
  • Moving, adding or removing a wall or partition
  • Repairing, altering, enlarging or modifying any structural element of the house, including:
  • Any damaged structural element, such as load bearing stud walls, columns, piers, footings, foundations, floor joists, rafters, beams or girders
  • Enlarging or adding a door opening or window opening
  • Changing the use of the structure (example: change from residential use to a business use requires a commercial permit)
  • Installing a pool (permanent or storable), hot tub or spa that is greater than 150 square feet, 5000 gallons in capacity and greater than 24 inches deep
  • Building, replacing or repairing (structurally) a retaining wall that is greater than 36 inches in height or that supports load from a structure