When do I need a Building Permit?

building permit is required for any new construction, addition or structural changes made to your property; also for fences, finishing or remodeling a basement, bathroom, or kitchen, installation of wood stoves or fireplaces, hot tubs or whirlpools and swimming pools.  This is not a total list.  Please contact the Clerk’s Office if you have a question at 455-4201.

If you do NOT get a building permit when required, the fees can be legally doubled, a stop work order will be posted, and you could be fined for every day the work is not in compliance. 

You do not need a building permit for replacement of the same size door or window, replacing roofing shingles or siding, installing storm windows, changing flooring, carpet, or inlaid wood or tile.