Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.
Work Not Requiring a Permit
Decks not exceeding 200 square foot in area, not more than 30 inches above grade, and not attached to a dwelling
Fences not over 7 feet high
Painting, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops, and similar finish work
Portable heating, cooling, and ventilation appliances
Re-roofing a structure
Retaining walls not over 4 feet in height measured from bottom of footing to top of wall
Single story detached accessory structures (storage / tool sheds, playhouses) not exceeding 200 feet squared
Sidewalks and driveways
Swings and other playground equipment
Where equipment replacements and repairs must be performed in an emergency situation, the permit application shall be submitted within the next working business day to the building official.
Work Requiring a Permit
Adding electrical in any accessory structure including those structures not exceeding 200 feet squared
Adding new gas appliances (i.e. gas fireplaces, gas water heaters etc)
Adding new gas lines or upgrading gas lines and/or gas meters
Adding new plumbing, including new water or drain waste lines
All new electrical work including adding new receptacle outlets, branch circuits, lighting, and/or outdoor electrical work, etc.
Replacing furnace or other heating appliances
Replacing panel boards or adding new circuit breakers
For More Information
If you have any questions or if you're not sure whether your project requires a permit contact Kyle Blackner, Building Official, at (435) 438-6483 or Jared Gillins, Building Inspector, at (435) 438-6406.