Do I need a building permit?

A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a residential or commercial structure. Permits are also required to construct, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing systems. Typical projects that require permits are replacing a furnace and/or A/C unit, replacing a water heater, replacing a deck, or building a fence. Cosmetic interior remodeling, such as replacement of cabinets, doors, carpeting and plumbing fixtures do not require a permit. Siding and window replacement does not require a permit but all roof replacements do.

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit to build a detached building or garage?
3. Do I need a permit to finish my basement?
4. Do I need an inspection of my private wastewater system if I sell my house?
5. Do I need a permit to replace my windows or siding?
6. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
7. Do I need a permit to place or replace a sign?
8. Do I need a permit to install or replace a fence?
9. Does the City require business licenses?
10. Does the City require a business license if I do the construction work myself?
11. Where do I apply for a permit?