When do I need a building permit?

Generally, a permit must be obtained prior to beginning any construction, erection, alteration, or repair to any structure other than ordinary repairs such as painting or appliance installations.  As a rule of thumb, if you are adding habitable square footage to a property or changing the use of the building, you will need a permit. 

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1. When do I need a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit to construct fences or driveways?
3. I want to move inside City limits; can I bring my farm animals?
4. How can I found out the zoning of a property?
5. Do I need a permit for a storage shed?
Yes. Approval of a permit from Zoning is required prior to construction or installation of an accessory structure, including sheds, gazebos, swimming pools, detached garages, etc. Standards for maximum allowable lot coverage, building setbacks and maximum height depend on the zoning designation of the property. Contact City Hall prior to construction.
6. May I operate a business out of my home?