When is a building permit required?
A building permit application must be completed whenever a building is to be erected, altered, enlarged, structurally repaired, moved, or converted to different use groups (as defined in the building code). Additionally, a building permit is required for the installation of the following:
Replacement windows or doors.
Pools that are more than 24 inches deep
Decks (including porches)
Garages or carports
Swimming pools
Roof (when removal of any boards or tresses need to be replaced)

A permit is not required for the following:
Sheds less than 200 square feet in size
Driveways on grade on private property
Strip and re-shingle Roof
Painting, wallpapering, or other similar finishes.

Prefabricated above-ground pools or in-ground pools that are less than 24 inches deep
If your application is approved, you will receive a copy of the actual Building Permit, including a list of required inspections, and a copy of the approved plans. The Permit should be posted at the job site so that it is visible from the street. The approved set of construction drawings should be kept at the job site for you and the inspector to refer to until the project is completed.

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1. When is a building permit required?
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3. How long is my permit good for?