Exemptions from Building Permits

Unless noted below all construction, repairs, improvements, demolition, or any other alterations to your property require a permit. If you are unsure whether or not you need a permit please contact the Code Enforcement Office.

Permits are not required for the following

  • Projects involving not more than $1,000 in fair market material cost.
  • Replacing siding or repairing areas of roofing materials.
  • Playground equipment.
  • Replacing a deck under 200 sq. ft. (However, enlarging or constructing a deck requires a permit.
  • Fences, six feet and under in height.
  • Retaining walls outside the Shoreland Zone and four feet high, or less.
  • Patios outside the Shoreland Zone do not require a permit.