What projects typically require a building and/or zoning permit?
  • Re-roofing and re-siding
  • Building a deck or porch
  • Installing a fireplace, chimney or fire pit
  • Modifying load bearing walls
  • Adding a garage or room addition
  • Replacing a window
  • Performing electrical work
  • Installing plumbing
  • Changing or installing heating or air conditioning
  • Installing a water softener or water heater
  • Installing a swimming pool
  • Building a retaining wall greater than 30 inches in height
  • Building a shed or garage larger than 6 feet in any dimension
  • Building a canopy
  • Constructing a fence
  • Replacing or constructing a driveway
  • Installing or replacing an irrigation system
  • Replacing or constructing a sidewalk

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1. What is a building permit?
2. What good does a permit do?
3. When do I need a permit?
4. What projects typically require a building and/or zoning permit?
5. When is a permit not required?
6. What does a permit cost?
7. How does the city ensure building permits are procured when required?
8. How do I know who has an approved building permit and who doesn’t?
9. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
10. How long does it take to get a building permit?
11. When do I need to start my construction project?
12. What is the difference between a “setback” and a “utility easement”?
13. What are the City’s rules concerning prefabricated metal sheds and carports?
14. What should I look for in a contractor?
15. Who must be licensed?
16. Should I request the permit for the contractor?
17. I am having a problem with my house. I want the city to inspect it and tell me what is wrong.
18. I am planning on digging. What do I need to do?