When don't I need a permit?

Most major projects will require permits of some kind. This is necessary to ensure that all buildings meet minimum standards which protect its occupants and neighbors in everyday living and in the case of emergencies or natural disasters.

Some minor projects are allowed without obtaining building permits. However the construction of such projects should be in conformance with all applicable codes.

View our No Permits page which shows examples of when permits are not required.

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1. What are permits and why do I need one?
2. When don't I need a permit?
3. What happens if I build without a permit?
4. How and where do I get a permit?
5. What other information do I need to supply in order to apply for a permit?
6. Who can obtain a permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. What if I have a permit but never called for inspections?