When is it necessary to get permits?

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Last Updated on Monday, 12 May 2014 09:49

Obtain a building permit for all new construction and additions, as well as most alterations and remodels prior to starting the work.  The only exceptions are the following:

Exemption from the permit requirements does not allow for any work to be done in a manner that is inconsistent with the minimum construction or zoning requirements.  For example, a 10' by 12' garden shed would not require a building permit, but would still be required to meet the setback requirements.

Separate plumbing, mechanical, and electrical permits are required for work on the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical systems.  Electrical permits are attained from the Department of Labor and Industries office.