A building permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, move or demolish any one-or two-family dwellings or related structures. Examples include:

  • Adding a room.
  • Building, demolishing, or moving a carport or shed of more than 200 square feet.
  • Finishing an attic, garage, or basement to make additional living space.
  • Cutting a new window or door opening or widening an existing opening.
  • Moving, removing, or adding walls.
  • Building a stairway.
  • Building a retaining wall more than four feet high.
  • Building a deck more than 30 inches above grade.
  • Moving more than 50 cubic yards of earth or any amount of cut or fill on sites affected by waterways or slop hazards.
  • Re-roofing only for commercial buildings.
  • Historic homes

For more information, please contact City Planner at 503-837-1164