You Do Need A Construction and/or Zoning Permit For:

  • Building a new home.
  • Adding an addition.
  • New roof structure or new roof over roofless deck or patio, and re-roof of more than 25% of roof area.
  • In-ground and/or above-ground swimming pools designed for more than 24” of water.
  • Remodeling or alternation or kitchens, baths, basements, and attics.
  • Hot tub.
  • Driveways (expansion to the length or width, paving over a stone driveway).
  • Change of use or Occupancy in any nonresidential structure.
  • Opening a business or home occupation (a business within a home).
  • Building a deck( if the deck is 30″ or more above grade both a zoning/construction permit are required, if the deck is 30″ or less above grade only a zoning permit is required)
  • Placing a fence on the property.
  • Placing a shed on the property (pre-built or built on site).
  • Enclosing a porch or deck (whether screened or windows).
  • New installation or upgrade of electrical work or plumbing.
  • New or upgrade of HVAC.
  • Finishing a basement.
  • Installation of wood burning stove.
  • Changing of heating source (oil to gas).
  • Changing the framing or size of a window or door.
  • Installation of new downspouts.
  • Installing a pond.
  • A driveway addition or reconstruction.
  • Finishing a basement.
  • Installing a retaining wall.
  • A child day care, in or outside the home.
  • Alternative Energy systems, i.e. solar.
  • Any accessory structure that is more than 1,000 square feet will require both a Construction & Zoning Permit review.  If less than 1,000 square feet, only a Zoning Permit review is required.

You Do Not Need A Construction and/or Zoning Permit When:

  • Painting the interior or exterior of a building.
  • Repairs of roof and/or Re-roofing if less than 25% of total roof area, unless structural or commercial.
  • Sealing a paved driveway.
  • Repairs of siding or Re-siding less than 25% off total area.
  • Repair or insulation, drywall, plastering and vinyl or paper wall coverings.
  • Replacement of glass in windows and doors.
  • Replacement of any window or door in the same rough opening and same type.
  • Replacement of stair railing.
  • Replacement of any trim or moldings.
  • Replacement of flooring material.
  • Repair of rain gutters and leaders.
  • Repair or replacement of any receptacle, switch, or lighting fixture rated at 20 amps or less than 150 volts to ground with a like or similar device.
  • Repair or replacement involving working parts of a faucet or valve provided that there is not rearrangement of the connecting vent or drain piping.
  • Replacement of any smoke detector device with a like device.
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment parts such as fans, motors, pumps, and compressor units or like capacity and ductwork.
  • Repair of a porch stoop, which does not structurally support a roof above.