Do I need a demolition permit before I start my project?

If you are removing the roof, floor system, bearing walls or exterior walls a separate demolition permit is required. Some exceptions can be made to smaller projects. Please call the building department and ask about your specific project.

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1. Do I need a general contractor for my home project?
2. Do sub-contractors need to apply for their own permits?
3. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater or furnace?
4. My application was denied. How do I find out why?
5. How do I know the results of my inspection?
6. My property has been issued a notice of non-compliance, what do I do?
7. When I request an inspection online, am I automatically scheduled?
8. What happens if I do not obtain a permit for my project?
9. What happens if I do not follow a stop work order?
10. Can I live in my home before receiving a certificate of occupancy?
11. What type of professional licenses are required for contractors to do work?
12. Can the building department notice, condemn, or demolish an unsafe house or structure?
13. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
14. How large can I build a shed without needing a permit?
15. Do you process over the counter permits?
16. Do I need to test for asbestos and lead paint along with my remodel?
17. Does landscaping require a permit?
18. Do I need a demolition permit before I start my project?
19. Do I need to contact the public utility companies and notify them of my project?