When do I need a building permit?

You need a building permit to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, remove, or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof, or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon and if the work entails changes in the use or occupancy of the building. A structure can be limited to a driveway, patio, deck, walkway, fence, retaining wall, shed, gazebo, trellis, antenna tower, fountain, spa or pool. If you are unsure if a permit is required, please contact the Building Division and direct your question to Chief Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, or Plumbing Inspector.

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. As a contractor, what documents are required to register with the city?
3. Can I apply for an Owner-Builder Permit?
4. Do I need approval from my Homeowner’s Association (HOA)?
5. Do I need to install smoke detectors in my existing house when doing an addition?
6. Do I need a permit to replace/repair my fence with the same fence?
7. Does my Building Permit expire?
8. Does my permit application expire if not issued?
9. How do I make changes to my permit while it is still under review?
10. Do my plans need to be signed and sealed by an Architect/Engineer?
11. How many copies are required?
12. When do I need a tree permit?
13. What documents do I need to obtain a permit for additions/renovations?
14. Do I need a permit to do landscaping?
15. Do I have to display my permit card?
16. What is the purpose of the Notice of Commencement form?