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Yes, a building permit is required for a new roof, or repairs:
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In most cases, yes. If you are adding new walls (framing and drywall) or changing the layout with framing/drywall, egress window(s), moving HVAC, electrical or plumbing, adding windows/doors etc. you need a permit. Cosmetic alterations such as paint or flooring do not require a permit.
The building codes do require a permit for any buildings (ie. shed, gazebo, etc.) that exceed 200 square feet for residential buildings and 120 square feet for commercial buildings. This includes sheds and buildings that are pre built or manufactured.
Yes. We require a permit to replace windows, doors, and siding. Please note that bedroom windows must either meet the minimum required egress size or be replaced with a window that does not reduce the current window opening size.
Yes. Code requires a permit for any deck that serves an exit door regardless of whether it is attached to the building or free standing. You do not need a permit if you are replacing deck boards. You do need a permit if you are replacing anything structural (ie. railings, joists, etc.) If your deck/project is not attached to the home, is less than 200 sq. ft. and more than 10 ft. away from the home, a permit is not required.
In most cases yes. There are a number of things that require inspection even during minor remodeling project. It is best to call our office and describe the project to determine if a permit is required, 517-668-0278. Cosmetic changes such as flooring, paint, etc. do not require any permits.
The utility companies require an inspection before power can be restored and an electrical permit is required for that inspection.
In any case where the house is occupied or personal items are present, we will require someone over the age of 18 to be there. Only the applicant can schedule inspections by calling 517-277-0700.
New structures are based on the square footage of the building type following the International Code Council's valuation table. Remodeling and alterations are based on the contract amount or value of the of the project.
Yes. A homeowner or licensed contractor may pull a permit for a pool. Both in-ground and above ground pools require a building permit.
If everything is completed accurately and all supplemental documentation has been submitted, issuing permits typically follow the guidelines below. Please include your email address on applications as invoices, permits, and plans are delivered electronically.
Although we do not give out Contractor recommendations, we do believe it is very important to check:
This list is not all-inclusive. If you have further questions, please call us at 517-668-0278.