Building Permits

Please view the Building Permit Checklist (PDF).

Examples of work requiring a building permit

  • Window replacement
  • Exterior siding replacement
  • Interior wall replacement
  • Replacing plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets or countertops
  • Installing a fence, shed or deck

Examples of work not requiring a building permit

  • Fixing a broken window
  • Fixing broken exterior siding and stucco
  • Fixing interior cracked plaster or broken wallboard
  • Fixing leaking plumbing

Along with building regulations, there are many zoning rules which govern minimum lot sizes and dimensions, building setbacks and minimum yard requirements. The zoning also regulates property usage, swimming pools, driveways and accessory structures such as detached garages and garden sheds.