Department is responsible for issuing all building permits and oversees the
inspection of existing buildings and new construction and the enforcement of
building and zoning codes to ensure quality development.
building permit is required when any type of structural work is done on your
home. This includes decks 30" or higher above grade, additions, garages, sheds
over 200 sq. ft., changing the size of the existing windows, adding or changing
interior walls, or finishing interior attic or basement space.
pools are required to have a retractable ladder. If there is a deck, an
approved safety gate is necessary. Call the zoning administrator for more
details. A building permit is NOT required for adding or changing the exterior
siding, replacing same-size windows, or replacing roof shingles as long as no
sheeting needs to be replaced.
obtain a building permit, the following information must be submitted to the
completed Building Permit Application
sets of construction plans for Commercial and one set for Residential
electrical permit is required when any electrical work is done other
than replacing light fixtures and receptacles. Call the electrical inspector
are required when adding plumbing, installing underground plumbing, changing
placement of fixtures or replacing water heaters. Call the plumbing inspector
of when a mechanical permit would be required are replacing a furnace,
bath & kitchen fans, dryer vents, factory-built chimneys, adding air
conditioning, and installing a gas or wood burning stove.
a building permit is required, these permits may be in addition to the building
you haven`t registered with Monitor Township, please fax a completed registration
form to the Building Department at 989-684-9234.