Community Development

Building & Fire Safety Division

Is a Permit Required?

Item to be Installed

Permit if New?

Permit if Replacement?

Accessory Building (more than 120 sf)

Yes

Yes

Accessory Building (less than 120 sf)

No (Verify setback requirements w/Planning

No (Verify setback requirements w/Planning if changing location

Air Conditioning (any type)

Yes

Yes

Arbor

Yes

Yes

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI)

Yes

Yes

Bathtub

Yes

Yes

Bidet

Yes

Only if the rough plumbing is altered

Carport or Garage

Yes

Yes

Concrete Patio (under 30" high)

No

 No

Cooktop/Oven/Range, etc.

Yes

Only if type changed (gas to electric; electric to gas) or rating increased or appliance relocated

Ceiling Fan

Yes

No

Decks

Yes

Yes

Dishwasher

Yes

Only if air gap isn't existing

Driveway (under 30" high)

No (Public Works encroachment permit needed if altering sidewalk)

No (Public Works encroachment permit is needed if altering sidewalk)

Electric outlets, switches, fixtures

Yes

Only if original wire is aluminum

Electric Service Panel or Subpanel

Yes

Yes

Exhaust Fans: Bathroom, Kitchen, Laundry

Yes

No

Extension of heating duct system

Yes

Yes

Fence (wood) over 6' high

Yes

Yes

Fire Wall

Yes

Yes

Fireplace Insert (if gas)

Yes

Yes

Fireplace/Chimney

Yes

Yes

Furnace

Yes

Yes

Garage Conversions

Yes

Yes

Garage Door Opener

Only if adding overhead outlet

No

Garbage Disposal Unit

Yes

Only if plumbing or rating is changed

Garden Wall

Yes

Yes

Gas Piping (new and extensions)

Yes

Yes

Gazebo

Yes

Yes

Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter

Yes

Yes

Heating Unit (any type)

Yes

Yes

Kitchen Cabinet Replacement or Refacing w/counters

Yes

No, unless counter size increases or counter is relocated

Kitchen Island

Yes

No, unless island size is increased or island is relocated

Laundry Tray

Yes

Only if the rough plumbing is altered

Lawn Sprinkler System

Yes

No, unless adding additional valves

Light Fixtures

Yes

No

Masonry Block Fences

Yes

Yes

Painting (finish work)

No

No

Partition Wall

Yes

Yes

Patio Cover

Yes

Yes

Patio Enclosure/Sunroom

Yes

Yes

Plumbing Fixtures

Yes

Only if rough plumbing is altered

Pool (over 18" in depth)

Yes

Yes

Retaining walls over 4' from bottom of footing or retaining walls of any height with an adjacent structure or > than 2:1 slope

Yes

Yes

Roof/Re-roof

Yes

Yes, unless replacement area is 100 sf or less

Room Addition & Remodels

Yes

Yes

Sewer Line

Yes

Yes

Shower

Yes

Yes

Siding Repair 

Yes

Yes

Sink

Yes

Only if the rough plumbing is altered

Skylight

Yes

Yes

Sliding Glass Door

Yes

Yes

Solar Equipment

Yes

Yes

Spa/Hot Tub

Yes

Yes, if new electrical is involved or original spa installed without permit

Stairway

Yes

Yes

Standpipe (washing machine or softener)

Yes

Yes

Storage Loft/Platform/Mezzanine

Yes

Yes

Stucco Repairs

Yes

Yes

Sunroom

Yes

Yes

Toilet

Yes

Only if rough plumbing is changed

Trellis

Yes

Yes

Vinyl Siding

Yes

Yes

Walkway (under 30" high)

No

No

Wall Heater

Yes

Yes

Wall Removal

Yes

Yes

Water Heater

Yes

Yes

Water piping (new and extensions)

Yes

Yes

Water softener

Yes

Only if air gap isn't existing

Whole House/Attic Fans

Yes

Yes

Window

Yes

Yes

Wiring Devices Replacement (switch, outlet, etc.)

Yes

Only if original wire is aluminum

Wiring, new or extended 120V or 240V

Yes

Yes

Wood/Pellet Stove

Yes

Yes