Do I need a building permit to build a wood deck?

A building permit is required for a wood deck if the deck is 30 inches of more above the finished grade at any point along the deck.


If the deck is less than 30 inches above the finished grade for the entire perimeter of the deck a building permit is not required. You should check with planning regarding the location of the deck to insure it is built in an approved location.

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1. How does the building code affect short term rentals?
2. Does a change in building code require me to retrofit my building?
3. Do I need a building permit to build a wood deck?
4. Is a building permit needed for storage shed?
5. Who is responsible for scheduling inspections?
6. If I call in an inspection when will the inspector show up?
7. Can I schedule inspections online?
8. Do I have to be present at an inspection I schedule?
9. Do I need a building permit to pour concrete flat work (driveways, walkways, etc.)?
10. When is a certificate of occupancy (CO)/certificate of completion required?
11. It`s the middle of winter, the house is done but I can`t finish the site work till spring. Can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) now and get my final grading inspection next spring?