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Application Requirements
A permit is required for installation of all porches. A plan review is required for all porch permits.

Needed to apply for permit:
  • A completed building permit application
  • Recent legible copy of legal plat of survey, showing existing building and setbacks to lot lines; the location of the planned porch must be noted on the plat of survey, in order to check setback requirements
  • Drawing showing:
    • Porch size
    • Location and diameter of posts / piers
    • Size and type of joists, decking, and beams
    • Stair details
    • Materials to be used
  • Contractor's information, if one is to be used


2+ Inspections Required
A pre-pour inspection of the base and forms is required. Rough inspections may be required. A final inspection is required once the work has been completed.. Requests need to be made at least 24 hours in advance. View and complete an inspection request form. Inspection requests are not taken over the phone.