The building code allows work to be done without obtaining a permit. While a permit is not required, the work must be in compliance with the code. The following information pertains to single family dwellings only; it does not pertain to apartments, condominiums or townhouses. (See the Commercial New Construction and Renovation section for information on these types of dwellings.) Some examples of work that does not require a permit include:
If you should have questions about whether a permit is required please call the Building Inspection office at 804-748-1057.