What type of work requires a building permit?

All work except interior and exterior painting, floor finishes, storm doors, and like-for-like work requires a permit. For example if your faucet leaks and you want to install a new faucet this does not require a permit. If you are relocating a sink and changing any of the piping a permit would be required. Also sheds that are less than 120 square feet do not require a building permit however they will need a land use permit from the planning office.

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1. What is a building permit application?
2. How do I get a building permit application?
3. What type of work requires a building permit?
4. Will the city allow me to change out windows and doors to improve the overall energy efficiency of my residence without obtaining a building permit?
5. In addition to the International Building Codes regulations are there other regulations that may affect my building projects?
6. If my building project involves different kinds of construction work (such as electrical, plumbing, mechanical, structural, etc.), can I combine everything under one single permit?
7. How long will it take to get a building permit?
8. How much is this building permit?
9. Which building permits require building plan review?
10. What building codes are presently being enforced in the city?
11. Where can I reference and/or purchase these building code publications?
12. Do I need a currently licensed architect and/or currently licensed engineer to prepare my construction drawings in the city?
13. Does the city have amendments (changes) to the current building codes that may affect my construction project?
14. How do I arrange a building inspection, and when are inspections conducted?