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Building Permit Requirements
A permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, irrigation, sprinkler or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done.

Examples include:
  • Build a retaining wall more than 4 feet in total height (above and below grade)
  • Build a stairway
  • Build, demolish or alter a garage, carport or accessory building
  • Cut a new window, door or widen an existing opening
  • Replace existing windows
  • Driveway installation or extension
  • Fence installation
  • Patio, porch, deck or pergola installation
  • Relocate or add a wall
  • Roof work
  • Room additions
  • Swimming pool or hot tub installation (above or below ground)
  • Parking lot alterations or resurfacing
  • Move earth or any amount of cut / fill on sites within the city limits

Contact Information
If you have questions, please contact the Building and Development Services Department by calling (361) 777-4553.