Building Permit Required

When Do I Need a Building Permit?


Building permits are typically required for the following:
  • All new buildings
  • Any additions or modifications to existing buildings
  • Any new or modifications to electrical, plumbing or HVAC
  • Any new or modifications to fire alarms and fire suppression systems
  • A new tenant to a commercial space to obtain an inspection to occupy (Contact the Small Business Advocate prior to signing a lease or purchase agreement for commercial property.)
  • Changing the use and/or occupancy of a building (Contact the Small Business Advocate prior to signing a lease or purchase agreement for commercial property.)
  • Nuisance structures designated by the Division of Housing Inspection
  • Special inspection following a fire or other damage to a structure
  • Demolition of a structure
  • Accessory buildings, such as a garage or storage building
  • Temporary structures such as construction trailers or tents
  • Construction or modifications to telecommunications structures, including cell towers and monopoles
Call 937-333-3883 if you have specific questions.