Building FAQ

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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Q:Is my property in an area with historic preservation restrictions?

  • Q:How much is a contractor’s license?

  • Q:Who must obtain a contractor’s license?

  • Q:How can I schedule a building inspection?

  • Q:Should my house have smoke detectors?

  • Q:Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?

  • Q:What if I want to build a storage shed?

  • Q:What if I want to build a deck and/or patio?

  • Q:Do I need a permit to put up a fence?

  • Q:Do I need a permit or license for a building project on my own home?

  • Q:Where do I get building permits and contractor's licenses?

  • Q:How much does a permit cost?

  • Q:Why do I need a permit to build?

  • Q:Who owns a particular property?

  • Q:What are the building regulations in the County?