Permits are required for almost everything, so it is a good idea to always check to see if one is necessary for any upcoming project. All permit applications are now handled online through eTRAKiT.
The following are examples of projects that require permits:
Permits are required for all new buildings and or structures regardless of size. Exceptions:
One-story detached accessory buildings used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar use, provided floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
Permits are required for all decks regardless of height or size, all window and door replacements, swimming pools, retaining or block walls over 48 inches and fences over 6 feet in height.
Beyond cosmetic alterations, permits are required for kitchen and bath remodels, loft conversions, converting a garage to living space, re-roofing, gutter replacement, dry-walling, electric and plumbing alterations and upgrades, furnace and water heater replacements, air conditioner install or replacement, radon system installation and finishing basements.
Repairs Involving Structural Members Installations
Permits are required for the installation of EPA Phase 2-approved wood-burning stoves, gas lines, air conditioners, furnaces, water heaters and hot tubs. A permit is also required for changing the use of a structure, such as changing a single family residence to a restaurant or shop.