Building Code FAQ

When do I need a Building Permit?

When is a Building Permit NOT required?

Do I need a building permit for a mobile home, manufactured home or modular home?

Why do I need a building permit?

Is a permit required for an Agricultural barn?

Where do I apply for a building permit?

What is the penalty for failing to obtain the proper permit?

How long is a building permit valid?

Am I required to obtain a permit to re-roof my house?

How many layers of asphalt shingle roofing can I install, before I have to tear off the old roofs in order to recover my roof?

Am I required to obtain a permit to build a concrete or asphalt driveway?

Am I required to obtain a permit to build a fence?

Am I required to obtain a permit for a swimming pool?

Do I have to have a fence around my pool?

Do I need a permit for a storage building?

When can I move in my house after it is finished?

How do I know if I’m dealing with a reputable contractor?

Where can I buy a code book?

Where do I get an electrical permit?

Who can obtain an electrical permit?