What types of structures require a permit?

All new construction projects will require the issuance of an approved permit prior to the start of construction. The following types of construction that require permits may include, but are not limited to; new construction (new homes, additions, new commercial structures), renovations (commercial renovations and some kinds of residential renovations), decks, hot tubs, pools (both in-ground and above-ground), fences, invisible fences (or underground fences) for pet containment, sheds, and hard (impervious surfaces) over 400 square feet in size.  This list is not all inclusive and your project may or may not qualify.  Please contact the Permitting Office for more information about whether a permit is needed for your project.  

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1. What is the process for obtaining a building permit?
2. How long will it take to get an answer on my permit application?
3. Will I need engineered plans?
4. How do I schedule a building inspection?
5. Do I need a permit to install or improve a driveway or patio?
6. What do I need if I'm putting a fence on my property?
7. What types of structures require a permit?
8. How do I get a demolition permit?
9. What do I need if I have to do excavation on my property?
10. What do I need if I'm putting in a pool or hot tub?
11. How do I go about getting a conditional use permit?