Building Permits

The Uniform Building Code states:

"No building or structure regulated by this code shall be erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, removed, converted or demolished unless a separate permit for each building or structure has first been obtained from the Building Official."

This means that almost anything done to a structure, other than cosmetic improvements (painting, carpet, linoleum, floor coverings, wallpaper, etc.) requires a building permit.

Common Projects That Require Building Permits

  • Replacing water heater
  • Patio covers and shade structures
  • Above ground pools over 5,000 gallons
  • Detached storage or accessory structure exceeding 120 square feet in floor area.
  • Re-roofing - including overlays which cannot exceed three layers.
  • Replacing an air conditioning/heating unit
  • Outdoor decking over 30 inches in height