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Projects That Require A Permit

The following is a partial list of common PROJECTS that require a PERMIT:

REFERENCE:

Zoning Permits:REF:Zoning Chapter 27
Building Permits:REF:UCC Act 45 §403.1, 403.41 403.61
Storm Water Management Plan:REF:Chapter 26 Part 1 Article C Section 113(4)
Floodplain Development:REF:Zoning Chapter 27 Part 15

Type Of Project

Permit Submittal Guide

Permit(s) Required

1.

New building, or structure

by definition is intended to include but not be limited to the construction of a residential or non-residential building or accessory building such as a garage, pole building, shed, or an accessory structure such as a deck, fence, pool either above ground or in ground as defined where location, size and the amount of impervious coverage are governed by the Zoning Ordinance, Building Codes and SWM.
Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
NOTE:
Work within a floodplain / floodway
Floodplain Development Permit
2.

Addition to existing building

by definition is intended to mean an extension or increase in floor area or height of a building or structure both of which are governed by the zoning ordinance in terms of:
  • location with respect to building setbacks
  • coverage with respect to the amount of impervious material permitted
Projects such as but not limited to:
Guide for Additions Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
*addition of a bedroom Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
**attached garage Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
**attached carport Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
*NOTE: The addition of a bedroom requires a sewage permit. Sewage Permit Informational Guide
**NOTE: Attached is defined to mean a structure that is connected to the main building with direct access, sharing a common wall
NOTE:
Work within a floodplain / floodway
Floodplain Development Permit
3.

Alteration

with structural changes and or change of use of interior spaces within the existing building envelope require a building permit. The following alterations require a building permit:
  • (a) Changes to the structure involving re-allocation of space
  • (b) Changes to the structure members or altering structural members
  • (c) Changes to the means of egress.
  • (d) Structural alterations including, but not limited to creating or enlarging openings in bearing walls
  • (e) Moving of interior structural members or altering structural members
  • (f) Changing the layout of interior spaces involving:
    • new walls and/or doors and/or windows
  • (g) Changing the use of interior spaces such as creating:
    • new bedrooms
  • (h) Making structural repairs to a dwelling including:
    • foundation wall repairs
    • floor system repairs
    • roof or ceiling framing repairs
    • dormer additions or modifications


Guide for Alterations Building
NOTE:
The creation of a bedroom requires a sewage permit.
Sewage Permit Informational Guide
NOTE:
A Finished Basement is an alteration involving structural changes within the existing building envelope.
Guide for Finished Basements Floodplain Development Permit
NOTE:
Work within a floodplain / floodway
Floodplain Development Permit
4.

Alteration

without structural changes or change of use but involves a change in any system (mechanical, electrical plumbing) that involves an extension, addition, relocation, removal, replacement or change to the arrangement, type or purpose of the original installation within the existing building envelope.
[IRC] [IEBC 502.1] [403.62(d)]
  • Mechanical work that includes, but is not limited to the installation or replacement of the following:
    • furnace, boiler, heat pump, air conditioning equipment, fireplace inserts, gas log sets
Guide For Mechanical Mechanical
  • Electrical work that includes, but is not limited to the new installation or replacement of the following:
    • electrical service replacement
      (Meter base, disconnect(s) and/or electrical panels/sub-panels) 
    • new circuit(s) or extensions of existing circuits with the addition of new receptacle locations and/or lighting fixtures
    • re-wiring including, but not limited to, new home run circuit wiring to existing room receptacles and/or lighting fixtures
    • circuit(s) for sump pumps, garbage disposals or other motor loads
    • circuit(s) and wiring for new or replacement of 110-volt smoke alarms
    • circuit(s) and/or wiring to exterior lighting, exterior receptacles
    • circuit(s) and/or wiring for low voltage transformers, pond receptacle(s)
    • circuit(s) and /or wiring for other 110-volt landscape lighting
Guide For Electrical Electrical
  • Plumbing work that includes, but is not limited to the installation or replacement of the following:
    • water heater, water distribution lines, sump pumps, bathtub/shower mixing valves, whirlpool/jetted bathtubs, lawn irrigation systems or components
Guide For Plumbing Plumbing
5.

Accessory Structures

are defined as a building or structure detached and subordinate to the main building with no direct access to the main building, does not share a common wall with the main building and is free standing, even if connected (attached) with a breezeway with the same roof line.
NOTE:
Work within a floodplain / floodway
Floodplain Development Permit
* NOTE: Stormwater Management Ordinance effective 12-06-10
Garages - detached Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Garages - detached < 1000 sq. ft accessory to a detached one-family dwelling Guide for New Construction Zoning & Stormwater Management*
Carports - detached Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Carports - detached < 1000 sq. ft accessory to a detached one-family dwelling Guide for New Construction Zoning & Stormwater Management*
Sheds - detached Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Sheds - detached < 1000 sq. ft accessory to a detached one-family dwelling Guide for New Construction Zoning & Stormwater Management*
Decks - over 30" freestanding or attached / uncovered Guide for New Construction Zoning & Building
Decks - over 30" freestanding or attached / covered Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Decks - under 30" freestanding / un-covered Guide for New Construction Zoning
Decks - under 30" freestanding / covered Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Pools - in-ground Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Pools - above ground over 18" deep Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Hot Tubs / Spas Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Fence - under 6' Guide for New Construction Zoning
Fence - over 6' Guide for New Construction Zoning & Building
Enclosed porches, patios, etc. Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Greenhouses - detached Guide for New Construction Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management*
Greenhouses - detached < 1000 sq. ft accessory to a detached one-family dwelling Guide for New Construction Zoning
Agricultural building without electricity Guide for New Construction Zoning & Stormwater Management*
Agricultural building with electricity Guide for New Construction Zoning, Electrical & Stormwater Management*
6.

Miscellaneous

Roof - changes to existing roof height Zoning & Building
Roof - changes to existing roof sheathing or framing Building
Roof - replacing shingles with no structural work is exempt None
Signs requiring structural support Zoning & Building
Signs Zoning
Demolish, relocate or move a structure Zoning & Building
Chimneys Zoning & Building
Awnings and Canopies requiring structural support Zoning & Building
Change of Use Zoning
Manufactured or industrialized home installed on a private lot Zoning, Building & Stormwater Management
Manufactured home installed on a Mobile Home Park lot Zoning & Building
Solar Access [Chap 27 §1603(3)] Zoning & Building
Auxiliary Generator Electrical
7.

Building Permit Not Required

  • No permits needed for cosmetic work including replacement of windows (like for like with no increase in structural opening), re-roofing, new siding, replacement of cabinets if layout and counter sizes do not change, replacement of doors and/or interior trim.

Any other items the Zoning Officer should deem appropriate.

Rev 05-06-2020