Required & Not Required


A Permit is Required for ALL WORK Unless

it is specifically exempted by this Section

R105.2 Work Exempt From Permit.

Exemptions from permit requirements of this code shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of this code or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Permits shall not be required for the following:


1. One-story detached accessory structures, without foundations, used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 32 square feet and the cubic volume does not exceed 256 cubic feet.

2. Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, and cabinets & counter tops (not associated with kitchen or bath), and similar finish work with the condition that no structural, plumbing, or electrical changes or alterations are associated with these activities.

3. Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.

4. Prefabricated swimming pools accessory to a one- or two-family occupancy that meet all of the following:

a) Less than 24 inches (610 mm) deep, and do not exceed 2,500 gallons (9,463.5 l) - when filled to the highest level that water can reach before it spills out,

b) There is no pump, filtration or mechanical circulation of the water, and

c) Installed entirely above ground.

5. Swings and other playground equipment less than fifteen feet (15') in height above grade.

6. Storm windows or storm doors installed over existing fenestration.

7. Retaining walls without integral stairways that are not over 30 inches in height measured from the lowest adjacent grade to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.


1. Listed cord-and-plug connected temporary decorative lighting.

2. Reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles but not the outlets therefor.

3. Replacement of branch circuit over current devices of the required capacity in the same location.

4. Listed cord-and-plug connected electrical wiring, devices, appliances, apparatus or equipment operating at less than 25 volts, not capable of supplying more than 50 watts of energy, and not utilized for fire, smoke, heat or carbon monoxide detection or alarm.

5. Minor repair work, including the replacement of lamps or the connection of approved portable electrical equipment to approved permanently installed receptacles.


1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste or vent pipe; provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered as new work and a permit shall be obtained and inspection made as provided in this code.

2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures, and the removal and reinstallation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures.

Tents: Tents and membrane structures having an area in excess of 400 square feet (37 m2) shall not be erected, operated or maintained for any purpose without first obtaining a permit and approval from the fire code official or building official.


1. Tents used exclusively for recreational camping purposes.

2. Tents open on all sides that comply with all of the following:

2.1. Individual tents having a maximum size of 700 square feet (65 m2).

2.2. The aggregate area of multiple tents placed side by side without a fire break clearance of 12 feet (3658 mm), not exceeding 700 square feet (65 m2) total.

2.3. A minimum clearance of 12 feet (3658 mm) to all structures and other tents.

2.4. Individual tents having an occupancy load of 49 or less - as calculated by section 1004 of this code.