Please review the Permit Requirements below as these vary from project to project.
Building Permits are required to construct a new deck, expand an existing one, or repair or replace one in-kind. For new decks, Planning Review is required. For decks over 30" in height from the ground to the platform or 6' from the ground to the top of the railing, Zoning regulations must be adhered to.
Decks that meet ALL of the following criteria are exempt from a Building Permit:
All decks are still subject to Zoning Review.
For NEW decks, deck expansions or repairs/rebuilds, you must submit the following:
For decks that are NOT exempt (see list above), you must also submit the following:
Once we receive your application and have created it in our system, we will review your plans. If your plans require corrections or if we need further information, we will contact you. If your plans are approved, we will contact you to issue your permit. For the latest processing estimates, please see our Average Permit Processing Turnaround Times webpage.
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