When am I required to have a permit?

Building permits are needed for most home improvement projects, including: • Windows • Siding • Roofing • Electrical work • Plumbing • Sheet rock • Demolition • Framing • Additions • Garages • Driveways • Steps • Decks If you are not sure if a building permit is needed, call our Building Inspections Department at 763-767-6476. In some cases you must have a licensed contractor for certain projects.

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1. When am I required to have a permit?
2. Why do I need a building permit?
3. When is a permit not required?
4. Who can apply for a permit?
5. Can I apply for the permit for the contractor?
6. Is there a time limit or expiration date on permits?
7. Can I apply for a permit on-line?
8. Is a dumpster allowed?
9. Do I need a permit for a concrete patio?