What structural work can I do without a permit?
Paint buildings that are not historic landmarks.
Blow insulation into existing homes.
Install storm windows.
Replace interior wall, floor or ceiling covering, such as wallboard or sheet vinyl.
Put up shelving and cabinets.
Install gutters and downspouts.
Replace or repair siding on a wall that is three feet or more from a property line.
Replace roofing where the weight of the replacement or repair does not exceed 30 percent of the roof's designed live load carrying capacity and is not required to be fire resistant.
Replace doors or windows in an existing opening.
Build a fence up to six feet high.
Pave a walkway that is not in the public right of way.
Build a patio or deck that is not more than 30 inches above grade.

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1. When does my permit expire?
2. When are permits required and who is responsible?
3. Do I need a permit to build a playhouse or a garden/storage shed?
4. When do I need a building (structural) permit?
5. What structural work can I do without a permit?
6. When do I need an electrical permit?
7. What electrical work can I do without a permit?
8. When do I need a plumbing permit?
9. What plumbing can I do without a permit?
10. When do I need a permit for mechanical work?
11. What is mechanical work?
12. Why do I have to buy a permit to build on my own property?
13. How can I see if my contractor is licensed?