Projects Requiring Building Permits

The following is a list of examples of projects that typically require building permits:

  • Accessory buildings, carports, garages, sheds, etc.
  • Additions to existing buildings / structures
  • Air conditioning
  • Alterations to existing buildings / structures
  • Decks - See the construction handout for more information
  • Demolition work
  • Doors
  • Electrical work
  • Elevators
  • Fences - Requirements vary by municipality
  • Fireplaces, solid fuel, and liquid-fuel heaters, stoves, etc.
  • Foundation replacement or repair
  • Furnaces and heating units
  • Garage doors
  • Gas piping
  • Gazebos
  • Heating system work
  • Manufactured homes
  • Mechanical work
  • Modular homes
  • Moved-in buildings / structures
  • New construction, main buildings / structures, or accessory buildings / structures
  • Plumbing work
  • Remodeling
  • Repair work, depending on the extent and scope of the work
  • Retaining walls, depending on specific criteria
  • Roofing work - See the roofing and building code highlights handout for more information
  • Screen porches
  • Siding - See the siding permits and inspections handout for more information
  • Sunrooms
  • Swimming pools, both in-ground and above-ground
  • Temporary buildings / structures
  • Water heaters
  • Water softeners
  • Windows
Feel free to contact County Building Staff with questions on specific projects.