No Permit Required List

The following list of construction or remodeling projects typically do not require a permit.

  • One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 300 square feet
  • Cabinets & counter tops
  • Carpeting and wood/laminate flooring
  • Painting, plastering, repairing of sheet rock, wallpapering and tiling
  • Retaining walls less than 4 feet (See IB 171 (PDF) for specific requirements)
  • Sidewalks and driveways inside your property line
  • Swings and playground equipment
  • Window repair (replacing of broken glass only)
  • Replacement of existing doors 
  • Replacing of new siding over existing siding

While the above list may not require our department’s services, if your property is located in a Historic, Neighborhood Conservation or Corridor District, there may be restrictions on the design and materials used.