Building Permit

These types of projects require a Building Permit:

  • Building a new house
  • Building an addition onto an existing house or attached garage
  • Converting an existing deck or screened 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, screened 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)
  • 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
Man Building a Wood-Framed House