I want to build an addition. What do I need to do?
You will need to file a completed building permit application along with drawings to describe what you intend to build. A scaled floor plan with all rooms identified showing doors, windows, closets, a foundation plan, elevation drawings and a plot plan to verify the location of the addition with regard to the setback requirements from your property lines. The minimum setbacks from the property line for Residential and Rural Zones are: Front 35 feet; Side & Rear are 20 feet; Business Development, Industrial Zones, Commercial Zones differ.

If you don’t have a plot plan, we can help generate one from the computer mapping system, or Septic design.

You will also need electrical, mechanical (heating and A/C) and plumbing permits as well as an energy code analysis to verify compliance with the State energy code.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Am I allowed to have an accessory apartment in my home? What are the restrictions?
3. I want to build an addition. What do I need to do?
4. Do I need to install a new septic system if I wish to add a bedroom to my home?
5. I want to install/build a shed. Do I need a building permit?
6. I want to build a garage. What do I have to do?
7. I want to turn my deck into a porch. What do I need?
8. I want to turn my screened porch into living space. Do I need a permit?
9. I want to finish off my basement. Do I need a permit?
10. What setback requirements do I have to adhere to?
11. What fire rating do I need for the entry doors from the garage to the house? I have seen 20, 45, 60 and 90 minute ratings.
12. What is the maximum height for a porch floor before you need railings? I have been told 24” and 30”.
13. Do I need a permit to replace roof shingles or siding?
14. What about emergency repairs?
15. When is the project considered complete by the Building Inspector?
16. Do signs require a Permit?
17. What is a CO?
18. What if I am just having my electrical service upgraded?
19. How do I hook up to the municipal sewer system?
20. How long does it take to get a building permit after I apply?
21. How much does a building permit cost?
22. How long is a permit good for?
23. Do you need a permit for a pool?
24. What is required for installing a swimming pool?
25. (Pool) How do I know when to call for an inspection?