Residential Building Permit

  1. Projects Requiring Building Permits
  2. Required Inspections
  3. Scheduling Inspections

You need a building permit when:

  • Building a new house.
  • Building an addition onto an existing house or attached garage.
  • Converting an existing deck or porch to Florida room (sunroom).
  • Building, replacing, adding to and making structural repairs to a deck whether it is attached to the main structure or not.
  • Building an attached or detached garage or carport.
  • Converting a garage to a habitable space.
  • Building a porch, deck, associated steps or ramp.
  • Building or installing a tool shed 257 square feet or larger in area.
  • Finishing off an unfinished attic, basement or room over a garage.
  • Moving, adding or removing a wall or partition.
  • Repairing, altering, enlarging or modifying any structural element of the house, including:
    • Any damaged structural element, such as load bearing stud walls, columns, piers, footings, foundations, floor joists, rafters, beams or girders.
    • Enlarging or adding a door opening or window opening.
    • Changing the use of the structure (example: change from residential use to a business use requires a commercial permit).
  • Installing a pool (permanent or storable), hot tub or spa that is greater than 150 square feet, 5000 gallons in capacity and greater than 24 inches deep.
  • Building, replacing or repairing (structurally) a retaining wall that is greater than 36 inches in height or that supports load from a structure.
  • A demolition permit any time a structure is being razed and returned to original grade, including houses and detached garages.

Project & Plan Requirements