When are permits required?

You are required to obtain a permit or permits for the following:

  • Addition
  • Alteration
  • Construction
  • Placement
  • Relocation
  • Structural modification or remodel of new or existing structure and for the demolition, wrecking or removal of a structure

Permits Not Required

However, there are projects that you may perform without a permit. Examples of work you may perform without a permit are:

  • Installation and replacement of the following:
    • Cabinets
    • Cupboards
    • Painting
    • Papering
    • Shelves
    • Wall and floor coverings
  • Installation and replacement of the following:
    • Siding
    • Soffit
    • Storm doors
    • Storm windows
    • Thermal insulation
    • Trim
  • Replacement of appliances, fixtures, traps and valves in an existing plumbing system.
  • Replacement of an attic fan, bathroom exhaust fan, range hood exhaust fan or whole house fan.
  • Replacement of doors and windows, if you are not changing the size of the opening structurally.
  • Replacement of a water heater with one that is identical as to venting arrangement and type of fuel or energy input.

Show All Answers

1. What types of work do I need a residential building permit for?
2. Who is the commercial/industrial building inspector?
3. Who is the residential building inspector?
4. Who is the residential building inspector?
5. Who is the commercial/industrial building inspector?
6. What types of work do I need a residential building permit for?
7. What is the process for developing a commercial/industrial project in Plainfield?
8. When are permits required?
9. Do I need a permit to build a storage building?
10. Do I need a permit to build a fence?
11. Do I need a permit to re-roof my house?
12. Do I need a permit to build a pool in my yard?
13. Who should purchase and apply for the permit?