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What do I need a building permit for?
A permit protects the homeowner and the future occupants of the home. "Pulling a permit" is just the beginning of your relationship with the Building Inspector. Look for him to stop by at key stages of your project to make sure your work is compliant with codes and done correctly. The following is a list of common construction projects that require a building permit, however, this list is not all-inclusive:

• Furnace & Air Conditioning
• Decks & Porches
• Demolition work
• Additions
• Electrical work
• Fences
• Handrails & stairs
• Plumbing
• Pool construction or renovation
• Roof repairs or re-roofing
• Sheds & Accessory Buildings
• Siding
• Window replacements (if original dimensions are being altered).

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1. What is the municipal code?
2. What do I need a building permit for?
3. Why are inspections performed during construction?
4. I received a violation notice for trash on my property but the trash is not mine. Am I still responsible?
5. I have a tenant living in a property that I own. Can I get a fine for their violation of an ordinance?
6. Is there an ordinance against parking vehicles in a back yard?
7. Can Code Enforcement tell my neighbor to cut their tree limbs that are hanging over onto my property?