If you live in a community or subdivision, you must check with your Homeowners Association (HOA) to determine whether your home improvement project requires HOA approval. If required, HOA approval will need to be submitted with your permit request.
A permit is always required for any of the following work:
Garage, Detached or Attached
Shed or accessory buildings (regardless of size)
In-ground or above-ground swimming pools or hot tub/spa
Installing a prefabricated fireplace and gas logs
Replacing gas or oil furnaces or appliances
Installing a new electrical circuit, fixture or receptacle
Relocating plumbing fixtures
Relocating gas lines
The above information covers many projects, but is not meant to be all-inclusive. Some repairs may require permits and inspections depending on the extent of the repair. There may be situations when additional permits are required.