Do I Need a Permit?

A building permit is required for most construction projects whether it is to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure. A building permit is also required to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system or cause any such work to be done. Once you've determined that you need a permit, please review any guides available or proceed to submit an application.


Permits are required for but not limited to:

  • Additions
  • Air Conditioners
  • Carports / Patio Covers
  • Basement Finish
  • Decks
  • Fences
  • Garages
  • Pole Barns
  • Furnaces
  • New Construction
  • Re-roofing
  • Swimming Pools
  • Hot Tubs
  • Water Heaters
  • Pergola (if attached to the home)


Permit Types and Requirements

All permits require a permit application form or online application to be completed and submitted.

One Stop Permits

These permits do not require plan review and can typically be issued within 24 hours. The following are considered One Stop Permits - the listed information is required for processing and must be included on the application:

  • Air Conditioning - # of tons for A/C and SEERS
  • Furnace - # of BTU
  • Water Heater - # of gallons and BTU
  • Re-Roofs - Manufacturer type / name, # of sqs., pitch
  • Fencing - Height, total length, material, site plan
  • Siding / Stucco - # of sqs.
  • Water / Sewer Line - How many feet and the repair type
  • Electrical Service Change - # of amps upgraded (residential only)
  • Window Replacement Like for Like - U-Factor (.32 or better)
  • Lawn Sprinklers - site plan with backflow location must be included

Plan Review Permits

Permits that require planning and/or building review include: 

  • New Construction
  • Tenant Finish
  • Change of Use
  • Basement Finish
  • Carport / Patio Cover
  • Deck
  • Detached Garage
  • Patio Enclosure
  • Pole Barn / Shed over 120 SF
  • Pool / Hot Tub
  • Addition
  • Remodels
  • Fences

Permit applications should include a completed permit application form, construction details, and site / floor plans (if applicable). Setback information and building guides can be found here