Required Permits

All new installations listed below require permits. Note this is not a complete list of all items which require permits. If your item is not listed, feel free to call the Building Division. Permits, if required for replacement items, are also indicated. The following list(s) contain information on required permits; however, all work, regardless of whether or not a permit is required, shall comply with the codes.

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Item to be Installed Permit if New? Permit if Replacement?
Structural/Building Permits
Carport or Garage Yes Yes
Garage Conversions Yes Yes
Decks over 30" above Grade Yes Yes
Fence (or screening) over 6' high Yes Yes
Fence/retaining wall over 6' high Yes Yes
Fireplace/Chimney Yes Yes
Kitchen Remodel Yes Yes
Partition Wall/Firewall Yes Yes
Patio Cover/Trellis Yes Yes
Patio Enclosure Yes Yes
Pool In-ground Yes Yes
Pool Prefabricated Above Ground does not exceed 5000 gal. No No
Retaining wall over 4' measured from bottom of footing to top of wall Yes Yes
Roof/Re-roof Yes Yes
Room Addition & Remodels Kitchen & Bath Yes Yes
Shower/Tub Enclosure Yes Yes
Skylight Yes Yes
Stairway Yes Yes
Storage Loft/Platform Yes Yes
Sliding Glass Door (new, previous window) Yes Yes
Windows (New, Replacement, Retrofits)Window, garden window Yes Yes
Mechanical Permits
Air Conditioning (any type) Yes Yes
Ducting System Yes Yes
Ducting System (extension) Yes Yes
Exhaust Fans (Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry) Yes Only if type changed or rating increased
Fireplace Insert Yes Yes
Furnace Heating Unit (any type) Yes Yes
Wood/Pellet Stove Yes Yes
Electrical Permits
Air Conditioning Yes No
Cooktop/Oven/Range, etc. Yes Only if type changed (gas to electric; electric to gas) or rating increased
Garbage Disposer Yes Only if rating increased
Garage Door Opener Only if adding overhead outlet No
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) Yes No
Kitchen Remodel - GFCI Required Yes Yes
Paddle Fans Yes Yes
Service or Subpanel Yes Yes
Spa/Hot Tub Yes Yes
Transformers for sprinkler valves, landscape lighting, etc. Yes Only if unit not approved for plug connection
Wiring (New or Extended 120V or 240V) Yes Yes
Wiring Devices (switch, outlet, etc.) Yes Only if original wire is aluminum
Whole House/Attic Fans Yes Yes
Plumbing Permits
Shower/Bathtub; sink; utility tray; lavatory; toilet;kitchen Yes Only if moved
Dishwasher Yes Only if air gap isn't existing
Garbage Disposer Yes Only if plumbing is changed
Pool Prefabricated Plumbing
Gas Piping (new and/or extensions) Yes Yes
Sewer Line Yes Yes
Solar Equipment Yes No
Sprinkler Anti-Siphon Valves Yes Yes
Standpipe (washing machine or softener) Yes Yes
Water Heater Yes Yes
Water piping (new and extensions) Yes Yes
Water softener Yes Only if air gap isn't existing

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