Do I need a permit?

The best way to find out if you need a permit is to call the building department. Discuss your plans with the Building Inspector before beginning construction to determine whether you need a permit. Even if a permit is not needed, they can answer construction questions and may provide valuable advice. 

Generally, most building, demolition and home projects require a permits, such as;

  • New buildings
  • Sheds, barns and other accessory buildings
  • Re-Roofing
  • Additions 
  • Residential work (decks, garages, fireplaces, etc.)
  • Renovations (basement finishing, kitchen remodels, etc.)
  • Swimming pools
  • Electrical systems and installations, including generators and EV chargers
  • Plumbing system repairs and replacements
  • HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) systems- including Mini-split systems

Show All Answers

1. Do I need a permit?
2. How do I get a permit?
3. How much does a building permit cost?
4. How long does it take to get a building permit after I apply?
5. How long is a permit good for?
6. How do I know when to call for an inspection?
7. Can I connect to the municipal sewer system?
8. What building codes does the Town of Bow use?