Learn more about permits needed for electrical, mechanical and plumbing work. Find out if you need permits and what kind of permits you need.
Concrete patio permits
Add a concrete patio on grade (private property)- contact Planning and Zoning to find out if a Zoning permit is needed.
- Add a driveway with new or replacement curb cut- you will need a Zoning permit
- Add paving for driveway with existing, unaltered curb cut- you will need a Zoning permit
Outside work permits
- For grading and clearing, you will need a Site Development permit if there is no structure
- To build a private street, you will need a Site Development permit
- For tree regulation inquiries, contact Planning and Zoning to find out if a Zoning permit is needed.
- Trees may require a Title 11 permit. For more information review ‘Do I Need a Permit?’ or call Urban Forestry.
Retaining walls permits
Retaining walls taller than 4’ or any wall with sloping backfill or surcharged need a building permit and a Site Development permit for walls in new subdivision.
Sewer connection permits
- Connection on property- plumbing permit
- Connection in right of way- utility connection
- Decommission a septic tank or cesspool- Septic Evaluation permit or included with building permit
- Repair in right of way- Utility repair
Water heater permits
- New electric water heater- electrical permit and a plumbing permit
- New gas water heater- mechanical permit and a plumbing permit
- Replace electric to gas- mechanical permit and a plumbing permit
- Replace gas to electric- electrical permit and a plumbing permit
- In kind (ie. gas to gas, etc.)- plumbing permit
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The related webpages have more information about specific permit types and the permit review process.
In addition, here are the building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and zoning permit applications:
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