Inspection Services FAQ

Q: When is a building permit necessary?

A: A building permit is a document necessary whenever construction of the sort described in the State Building Code or zoning ordinance is contemplated. Anyone seeking to construct, reconstruct, alter, repair, or demolish a structure must first obtain a building permit. The building permit must be obtained before the start of any work. Ordinary repairs, as defined in the building code, do not require a building permit.