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Common Permit Questions and Answers

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  • Permits

    • When is a permit required?

    • Do I need a permit for a fence or retaining wall?

    • When are inspections required?

    • How do I apply for a permit?

    • Do I need to hire a contractor or can I do the work myself?

    • Do contractors need to be licensed?

    • How much will a permit cost?

    • What is included in the valuation of my project?

    • What type of plans do I need to submit?

    • Do I need an architect or engineer to prepare my plans?

    • How long does it take to get a permit?

    • Can I start work without a permit?