When is a permit not required?

Permits are not required for the following projects:

  • Replacing cabinets in a kitchen, bathroom or elsewhere
  • Installing carpet or other floor coverings
  • Installing wallpaper or paneling on finished surfaces
  • Redecorating without structural changes
  • Simple landscaping projects

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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?