Additions and Alterations
When is a Building Permit Required?
If you are building, installing, and/or altering any of the following you may need a building permit:
- Driveway (apron only)
- Electrical Work
- Exterior Work on Historic Property
- Fire Repair
- Hot tub
- HVAC/Heating (replacing)
- Interior Alteration
- Retaining Wall
- Replacing structural members of roof framing, including sheathing
- Solar Panels
- Swimming Pool
- A wood burning stove/fireplace installation
- Change the size of doors and windows or make new openings for same
- Change a building's use
- Structural alterations
Plan Submittal Guidelines
Certification of modified drawings.
Plan submittal changes which result from the suspension of a plan review must include a "Certification Of Modified Drawings". The design professional(s) responsible for the design of the project shall review all the changes from each of the disciplines and certify that the resubmitted design documents prepared under their license did, or did not, require modification as a result of any changes made.
Notice to Sprinkler and Building Contractors:
Be advised, all fuel-fired equipment located in attics/concealed spaces of all residential occupancies in buildings up to four stories in height and one-and-two-family dwellings starting with building permit numbers (COMBUILD) #660755, (COMFAST) #600668, (BUILDING RESIDENTIAL) #600659 or greater must be protected with sprinklers. This requirement is in accordance with NFPA 13R, 2007 Sec. 6.9.6 and NFPA 13D, 2007 Sec. 8.6.5.
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