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    Do all remodeling projects require a use permit?


    Answer:

    No. The following typical remodeling projects lists the corresponding health inspections and permits required, if any:

     

    Health Department inspections are not required for the following projects:

    • Building a deck, porch or patio
    • Building a storage shed
    • Building a garage (without restroom facilities or piped-in water)
    • Building a barn (without restroom facilities or piped-in water)
    • Building a studio or office (without restroom facilities or piped-in water)
    • Roof replacement/repair
    • Any other routine maintenance or repair project
    • Any other structure that has no restroom facilities or fixtures or water piped into the structure

     

    A verification of water and sewer facilities inspection is required for the following projects:

    • Adding a bathroom anywhere in structure
    • Adding a den, office, sewing room, laundry or other non-occupied room
    • Building a barn (with restroom or piped-in water)
    • Building a garage (with restroom or piped-in water)
    • Building a studio or office (with restroom or piped-in water)
    • Combining two bedrooms into one then adding another bedroom (no net increase in total number of bedrooms)
    • Enlarging any existing room
    • Finishing a basement (no bedrooms)
    • Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom
    • Adding space to a nonresidential or commercial structure that would not increase the potential occupancy of the structure

     

    A use permit is required for the following projects:

    • Adding a bathroom to a dwelling or structure that has never had one
    • Adding a bedroom or sleeping room anywhere in structure such that the net number of such rooms in the dwelling is increased
    • Adding a garage with an apartment such that the net number of bedrooms or sleeping rooms in the dwelling is increased
    • Any other work that would increase potential occupancy of the dwelling or structure

     

    If you don't see your project in the above list, you will need to file the necessary application and reports to obtain that permit.





    Last Updated: 5-23-2013