What are some examples of projects that require building permits?

A Building Permit is needed for, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Add an Addition or Deck
  • Build a Chicken Coop or Farm Animal Shelter
  • Build a Shed or Install a Premade Shed/Garage
  • Change the Use of a Building or Structure
  • Marine Dock System
  • New Structures or Additions
  • Renovations That Include the Demolition or Construction of Walls or the Opening up of Existing Walls
  • Swimming Pools

Permits Not Required

You do not need a Building Permit to do the following (always check with the Codes Office for approval):

  • Construct a Fence
  • Replace Flooring
  • Replace Roofing or Siding (No Structural Changes) 

Properties in the Village Review Zone will require village review board approval.

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1. When is the Planning and Codes Office open?
2. How do I obtain permit applications for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Signs or Change of Use?
3. What are some examples of projects that require building permits?
4. What are the requirements for residential construction under the new 2015 energy code?
5. What are the documentation requirements for a Building Permit/Demolition Permit?
6. How do I obtain Planning Board, Village Review Board or Zoning Board of Appeals applications?
7. What documents need to accompany a Development Review Application?
8. How long does it take for Planning Board or Village Review Board Approval?
9. How do I determine the zone my house or business is in?
10. How do I report a code/zoning violation?