Residential Work Not Requiring A Permit

The following work does not require a permit:

  1. Painting
  2. Wallpapering
  3. Floor covering
  4. Counter Tops
  5. Roofing (if replacing with same material)
  6. Replacing exterior siding or other materials with materials of the same basic design and type
  7. Guttering
  8. Window screens, window guards and burglar bars
  9. Replacing Storm doors and windows - unless changing size
  10. Awnings
  11. Alarm systems
  12. Detached buildings of 100 square feet or less unless they have electricity or plumbing
  13. Nonstructural concrete or masonry flat-work such as patios and sidewalks, driveway replacements
  14. Landscaping, including decorative rock or brick work not exceeding 18" in height. However, all construction in easements, rights-of-way and/or setbacks requires approval from the responsible restrictions committee as applicable.

Building
      1.  Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, and similar finish work
      2.  Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 24 inches deep
      3.  Swings and other playground equipment  

Electrical
  1. The replacement of lamps or the connection of portable electrical equipment to suitable permanently installed receptacles
  2. The installation, alteration, or repair of electrical equipment for the operation of signals or for the transmission of intelligence by wire by a communication agency
  3. The installation, alteration or repair of electrical equipment installed by or for an electrical supply agency for the use of such agency in the generation transmission and distribution of electricity   
Plumbing  
  1. The stopping of leaks in drains, water, soil, waste, or vent pipe; provided, however, that if any concealed trap, drainpipe, water, soil, waste, or vent pipe becomes defective and it becomes necessary to remove and replace the same with new material, such work shall be considered new work and a permit shall be obtained  
  2. The clearing of stoppages or the repairing of leaks in pipes, valves, or fixtures, and the removal and re-installation of water closets, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures
Gas 
  1. Portable heating, cooking, or clothes drying appliances  
  2. Replacement of any minor part that does not alter the approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe   
  3. Portable-fuel-cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid
Mechanical 
  1. Portable heating appliances  
  2. Portable ventilation appliances 
  3. Portable cooling units
  4. Steam, hot- or chilled- water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by the 2009 International Residential Code Replacement of any minor part that does not alter the approval of equipment or make such equipment unsafe  
  5. Portable evaporative coolers  
  6. Self-contained refrigeration systems containing 10 pounds or less of refrigerant or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower or less 
  7. Portable-fuel-cell appliances that are not connected to a fixed piping system and are not connected to a power grid