What are some examples of projects that require building permits?

A Building Permit is needed for, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Add an Addition or Deck
  • Build a Chicken Coop or Farm Animal Shelter
  • Build a Shed or Install a Premade Shed/Garage
  • Change the Use of a Building or Structure
  • Marine Dock System
  • New Structures or Additions
  • Renovations That Include the Demolition or Construction of Walls or the Opening up of Existing Walls
  • Swimming Pools

Permits Not Required

You do not need a Building Permit to do the following (always check with the Codes Office for approval):

  • Construct a Fence
  • Replace Flooring
  • Replace Roofing or Siding (No Structural Changes) 

Properties in the Village Review Zone will require village review board approval.

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1. When is the Planning and Development Office open?
2. How long does it take for Planning Board or Village Review Board Approval?
3. What are some examples of projects that require building permits?
4. Who do I see if I want to build an addition, deck, garage, shed, etc?
5. Can I submit my application online?
6. What documents need to accompany a Development Review Application?
7. What are the documentation requirements for a Building Permit/Demolition Permit?
8. What are the requirements for residential construction under the new 2015 energy code?
9. How do I obtain Planning Board, Village Review Board or Zoning Board of Appeals applications?
10. How do I obtain permit applications for Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Signs or Change of Use?
11. How do I obtain a copy of my plot plan?
12. How do I determine the zone my house or business is in?
13. How do I report a code/zoning violation?