You do not need a permit if you are building, installing, repairing or replacing:
- a counter, wall, or partition less than five feet nine inches in height.
- a water tank that holds less than 5,000 gallons, is placed directly on the floor, and is not more that twice as tall as it is wide.
- a platform (decks, balconies, boardwalk, etc.) not more than 30 inches above grade.
- painting, wall papering, floor covering, or similar finish work.
- window awnings supported by an exterior wall and not projecting more than 54 inches.
- a pre-fabricated swimming pool with walls entirely above ground and a capacity less than 5,000 gallons.
- exterior replastering (including architectural applications) that does not require lath.
- any wall or edging used for landscaping purposes not more than 2 feet high or 1 foot wide.
- a one-story detached accessory building such as a tool and storage sheds, playhouses, or similar uses, with a floor area less than 120 square feet.
- a leak in drains, soil, waste or vent pipes provided that repair does not require total replacement.
- stoppages or leaks in pipes, valves or fixtures.
- removal and reinstallation of water closets in the same location.
- motors or other portable appliances energized by means of a cord having an attachment plug end.
- replacing motors, transformers or appliances with the same type and rating in the same location.
- temporary decorative lighting.
- reinstallation of attachment plug receptacles, but not the outlets.
Any other work that involves erecting, constructing, installing, enlarging, altering, repairing, or demolishing requires a building, plumbing or electrical permit.