Do I need a permit for an addition, alteration, or remodel?

In most cases a permit is required. Below is a checklist of documents to provided for this project type. 


  •  Demolition Plan
  •  As applicable: Architectural Existing Floor Plan and Proposed Floor Plan, Elevation drawings and Wall Section details
  •  Engineered Foundation Plans and Details where applicable.
  •  Special Inspections Sheet.
  •  Framing Plans for Floor, Ceiling and Roof.
  •  Code Matrix/ Means of Egress/ Life Safety Plan.
  •  Finish Schedule.
  •  Fire Rated construction details where applicable.
  •  MEP Plans, Schedules, and Details.
  •  REScheck reports where applicable.
  •  Heating and Cooling Load calculations where applicable.

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1. Do I need a permit for an addition, alteration, or remodel?
2. What are permits and why do I need one?
3. When do I need a building permit?
4. When don’t I need a building permit?
5. Where do I get a building permit?
6. What is the cost of a building permit?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. What about other approvals or permits that may be needed from other government agencies?
9. What if I don’t get a permit?
10. Who should obtain the permit?
11. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
12. Who draws up the plans?
13. What about a contractor?
14. What about inspections?
15. What if I have a permit, but never called for an inspection?
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17. What do I need for a Backup Generator permit?