Considering changes or renovations to the interior of your home? Then you may need a permit for those alterations. Alterations are structural or physical changes to the interior space of your home. It includes minor interior construction; bath and kitchen renovations; the addition, relocation or replacement of walls, windows and doors to name a few examples.
Permit Requirements & Exceptions
If your alteration project costs $15,000 or less, a permit is not required, unless the interior work involves:
The addition, repair, or replacement of load bearing walls or floors;
The addition or change in the design of a plumbing system (excluding replacing same size and capacity);
The addition, replacement or change in the design of a heating or air-conditioning system; or
The addition, replacement or change in the design of the electrical wiring, devices, appliances or equipment.
So if your project cost is more than $15,000 or your project meets one of the 4 items above, then a permit and inspections are required.
If the alteration project involves building construction, use the Residential Construction process for the permit. Any electrical, mechanical or plumbing work can be included on the permit.
If the alteration project involves electrical, mechanical or plumbing work and not building construction, use the Over-the-Counter process for the permit.