When do I need a building permit?
A building permit is required for any new construction, demolition, remodeling, expansion, addition or repair to a structure.

Work requiring a permit includes (but is not limited to) additions, swimming pools, hot tubs, trellises, carports, sheds, skylights, covered patios, bathroom and kitchen remodeling, termite repairs, solar panels and most interior and exterior remodeling work. Additional sub-permits may also be required for plumbing, heating and cooling, re-roofing and electrical work.

Construction undertaken without a permit may be subject to a penalty on all required permits and may involve dismantling or uncovering completed work to provide access for inspection. If you are in doubt as to whether a permit is required for your project, call the local building department before starting the work.Building Permits

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. Are construction plans required?
3. Who may apply for a permit?
4. What kind of plans are required?
5. What information is required on drawings?
6. When do I need an architect or engineer?
7. When do I need an encroachment permit?
8. How many copies of the plans do I need?
9. When do I need an inspection?