Do I need a permit to build a deck off of my house?

Yes, if the deck height is greater then 30 inches. As measured from the highest portion of the deck’s walking surface to your finished grade. The main reason behind this code section is that a walking surfaces over 30 inches is required to comply with the building code’s guardrail requirements, as a safety measure. Because to an active adult, a deck barely over 30 inches is unlikely to cause injury; however, to small children and the elderly a fall from this height could cause a severe injury.  Visit our Permits page or contact us for more information.

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1. How do I obtain an address for property I have purchased?
2. Do I have to have a well and sewage disposal system in order to live on my property?
3. Can I live in a recreational vehicle on my property?
4. What size outbuilding can I construct without a permit.
5. Do I need a permit to build a deck off of my house?
6. Can I attach a patio cover to my manufactured home?
7. Do I need a permit to apply stucco to my house?
8. Do I have to have a permit to replace a furnace or water heater?