When do I need a permit?

When do I Need a Permit?

Permits are required before beginning any new construction, alterations or repairs.  Below is a list of common projects that require a permit.

NOTE: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please contact our office if you have questions as to whether your project requires a permit.

Building - Additions, decks/hot tubs, bath remodels, basement finish, demolition, fencing 7' and higher (can go right on property line, but suggested to leave enough room to maintain in and around it), kitchen remodels, new construction, pools (above ground, inground & soft-sided inflatables capable of holding 24" of water), porch enclosures, roofing, shed/gazebo over 200 s.f. (Zoning sign-off still required for sheds under 200 s.f. as of May 2014), solar panels (roof and ground mount), vinyl siding, and window replacements

Electrical - Standby generators, wiring for portable generators, electrical service upgrades, new outlets/wiring, solar panels

Mechanical - Air conditioning (new installs also require Zoning sign-off for condenser location), boilers, ductless split/heat pumps (also require Zoning sign-off), wood/pellet/gas stoves or inserts, oil tanks (install or removal, underground, above ground or in basement), pool heaters

Plumbing - Gas lines, water heaters, new plumbing or extensive plumbing repairs

Gas - Propane tanks (above ground and inground - both require Zoning sign-off)