FAQ’s

1. Do you need a permit for a shed?

Yes, a permit is needed to construct a shed.  A permit application must be submitted along with a drawing of your property showing where the house is and where the shed will be located. There are set back requirements, please contact the Zoning Department for details.

2. Is a permit required for a fence?

Yes, a permit is required.  A permit application must be submitted along with a drawing of your property showing where the house is and where the fence will be located and the type (material) fence; good side must face out.  The maximum height for a fence is six (6) feet with the exception of a fence in front of your house.

3. Do I need a permit for door/window replacement or siding on my house?

No, a permit is not required as long as no structural changes are made.

4. Do I need a permit for a new roof?

As long as you are not replacing more than 50% of the plywood decking, a permit is not required.

5.  Is a permit required for a driveway?

No, however, the driveway is subject to current zoning regulations regarding

thickness, side setbacks, etc.  Contact the Zoning Inspector at 257-7216.

6.  Why can't I put my garage sale sign on a main road or utility pole?

       There are several reasons for this:
          1.  All signs, even temporary signs, are required to have a permit with
               very few exceptions, i.e. political signs.
          2.  It is not legal to place a sign on someone else's property.
          3.  It is never acceptable to nail or attach anything to a utility pole or 
               municipal traffic control sign.