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When is a building permit required?
A Building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure. Work exempt from permit includes:

  1. A one-story accessory structure with a floor area less than one hundred and twenty square feet.
  2. Retaining walls less than 4 feet in height and not supporting a surcharge.
  3. Water tanks supported directly on grade with a height to diameter ratio not exceeding 2:1 and a capacity not exceeding Five thousand gallons.
  4. Sidewalks and driveways not exceeding thirty inches above adjacent grade and not part of an accessible route.
  5. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
  6. Playground equipment accessory to a one-or two-family dwelling.
  7. Movable fixtures, cases, racks, counters, and partitions not over 5 feet 9 inches in height.

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