What types of exterior projects require a permit?

Permits are required for exterior projects, such as a new addition, swimming pools, fences, decks, bay window, screened porches/stoops, and hot tubs. All exterior construction projects that require the issuance of a building permit must also meet certain zoning requirements related to height and setback distance. A sediment control or silt fence may also be required if the area under construction is adjacent to a wetland or conservation area. An Impervious Calculation Worksheet may also be required depending on the type of work to be completed.  If you have a question call the building division at 407-877-5144. 

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1. What Building Codes are being used?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. When is a permit required?
4. How much will my permit cost?
5. What happens if I choose not to obtain the required permits?
6. Do I need a contractor?
7. If I use a contractor, what should I know to choose one?
8. How long does it take to get a permit?
9. What happens after the permit is issued?
10. How much time do I have once the permit is issued?
11. Where is the Permitting office located?
12. What do I need in order to obtain a permit?
13. When may I start building?
14. When do I need inspections?
15. Can I change my mind about the way something looks or is done?
16. How long is a permit active?
17. Does the City require an approval letter from a condominium or homeowners association?
18. What types of exterior projects require a permit?
19. What is an Impervious Calculation Worksheet?
20. What types of interior projects require a building permit?
21. Is a permit required to install a heat pump or air-conditioning unit?
22. Is a permit required to install a new outlet, ceiling fan, or lighting fixture?
23. Is a permit required to install a new sink, toilet or hot water heater?
24. Do I need a garage/estate sale permit and what are the requirements for having a garage/estate sale?