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wood studs and electrical wiring at a basement being finished in a single family home

A permit is required prior to reconstruction or renovation to an existing structure other than repair or addition. A permit is not required for painting, wallpapering, replacing a faucet, installing countertops, installing hardwood floors or tiles or carpeting if no structural changes are performed. Reconstruction includes partial demolition (that does not require a demolition permit) and rebuilding a structure or building.

If your construction project includes both alteration and addition to the structure you will receive an Add/Alter permit.

If your project includes an accessory dwelling unit (ADU) such as accessory apartment, granny pod, backyard cottage or carriage house, among others, please read the applicable requirements. 

 
 
 
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