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General Information
Find out about some common situations related to building codes.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles Information Sheet
View information on asphalt roofing shingles.

Get your questions about fences answered in our frequently asked question section.

Permit Not Required
You don’t need a permit for:
  • Cabinets, countertops, and vanities
  • Carpeting and other floor coverings including wood floors
  • Decks, landings, and unroofed porches not more than 30 inches above grade and not structurally connected to the dwelling (Requires zoning approval)
  • Fences under 6 feet (Requires zoning approval)
  • One story tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses not exceeding 120 square feet (Requires zoning approval)
  • Painting, wall papering, ceramic tile, and similar wall finishes
  • Patios, private sidewalks, and replacement of nonstructural garage floors
  • Retaining walls that aren’t over 4 feet in height from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall
  • Window awnings supported by the exterior wall of the dwelling

Single-Family Stairway Guards Information Sheet
Access information on specifications for single-family stairway guards.