Home Repairs & Permit Information

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Helpful tips

  1. Use local contractors
  2. Check references
  3. Get bids in writing
  4. Pull permits when needed

Repairs that require permits

Repairs inside the wall, ceiling and floor or foundation:

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Structural components
  • Water Heaters

When repairs or replacements are required in emergencies, submit the permit application the next working business day.

To find out more information about which projects require permits and how to obtain them, use the Development Navigation Assistant (DNA) Portal.


Work that does not require permits

Finish Work

  • Painting
  • Papering
  • Tiling
  • Carpeting
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Other similar surface work

Electrical Work

  • Temporary decorative lighting connected by cord and plug.
  • Electrical outlet receptacle reinstallation / replacement.
  • Branch circuit overcurrent device replacement if required capacity and same location.
  • Minor repair work including the replacement of small electrical appliances such as lamps.

Gas

  • Minor part replacement that does not alter approval of equipment or make the equipment unsafe.

Mechanical (heating / cooling / ventilation)

  • Minor part replacement that does not alter approval of equipment or make the equipment unsafe.

Plumbing

  • Leak stopping in drains, water, soil, waste, or vent pipe as long as correction does not require new materials.
  • Leak repair or stoppage removal when the repair does not alter placement or arrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.

Ready to get started? Head over to the Development Portal