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When is a permit not required?
Building permits are not required for 1 and 2 family residential re-roofs, replacement windows of the same size, vinyl or shake siding, cabinets, floor coverings, minor repair to decks including but not limited to deck board repair and tread repair, driveways, water tanks supported on grade at 5,000 gallons or less, retaining walls supporting less than 2 feet of unbalanced fill, and above ground swimming pools less than 2 feet deep.

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1. When do I need a Building Permit?
2. When is a permit not required?
3. What documentation should I bring with me to obtain a Building Permit?
4. Who should apply for a building permit the property owner or the contractor?
5. How long does residential plan review take?
6. How long does commercial plan review take?
7. What documentation is required for a tent?
8. What documentation is required for a pier, bulkhead, and/or rip-rap?
9. What documentation do I need to put up a shed or fence?
10. What is a zoning certificate?
11. What are the typical setbacks for residential properties?
12. Where can a fence go on a residential corner lot?
13. What is required for Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical or Elevator Permits?
14. What type of permit is required for a gas line?
15. What is required for a Certificate of Occupancy?
16. How do I get historical information about permits on a property that I am interested in buying or just bought?
17. How do I request an inspection?
18. How much does a permit cost?