Your home, tiny or large, must meet building standards designed for your safety and comfort. The experts at Building Safety and Standards can help guide you through the process of permits and inspections for new builds and renovations to ensure your home meets local and national codes and standards for public health, fire and structural safety, environmental and property protection standards.
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Adding a building to your property, changing the use of building, or changing the exterior size or height of any existing buildings requires a development permit, based on the zoning regulations for that property.
Building or demolishing a house or outbuilding; moving plumbing; installing a chimney or wood stove; installing or replacing an oil tank or an oil-fired furnace; or replacing a deck require permits and inspections. Learn about building and plumbing permits, inspections and timing, and more
From wiring a new home to adding outlets to an existing apartment, learn about electrical permits and inspections, registered electrical contractors, and temporary electrical service permits.
Heating systems, new furnaces and ductwork require mechanical permits. Learn about the installation, inspection and repair of boiler and pressure vessels, gas burning devices, and elevators and fixed conveyances.
Homeowners with underground fuel tanks that they want to decommission (abandon in place) or remove need a permit.