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Residential Permit Exceptions
Sample Non-Structural Residential Home building/improvement activities which do not require a permit from the city  (If the residential property is NOT within the Shoreland Zone or Flood Plain.)

The structural components of a building include, but are not limited to interior/exterior walls, floor, roof,
foundation and any materials permanently affixed to a structural component. (requiring permitting)

The following are a number of non-structural residential home building/improvement activities which do not require a building permit from the City:

  • Above ground, inflatable swimming pools
  • Air conditioning
  • Caulking/weather stripping
  • Decks- replacing/repairing a non-structural item, i.e. a deck board – minor repair
  • Doors – replacements which do not involve the removal, enlargement or reduction in size of door frame
  • Electrical/lighting
  • Fencing
  • Flooring – repairing or replacement
  • Furnace or other heating sources and power vents installed by licensed professionals
  • Insulation
  • Painting/staining/wall paper/paneling - exterior/interior
  • Patios
  • Rain gutters
  • Roof - non-structural repair – minor
  • Roofing – Installing new roof covering over 1 layer of existing shingles
  • Siding – Installing new vinyl siding over existing siding
  • Steps- replacing treads
  • Trim – repairing or replacing w/similar materials
  • Walls – exterior/interior non-structural repair - minor
  • Windows – replacement windows which do not require the removal, enlargement or reduction in size of window frame and are in non-sleeping areas
FOR ALL OTHER CONSTRUCTION, REMOVAL, REPAIRS, REPLACEMENTS - CHECK WITH THE CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICE TO DETERMINE IF A PERMIT IS NEEDED.




 
 
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