Do I Need a Permit?

On this page, is a basic list of common projects that require permits and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of projects requiring permits. If your project is not listed, you are strongly encouraged to contact the Building Inspection Department directly and speak with an Inspector.

  • Residential Construction New, Additions and Remodeling 
  • Sidewalks (New or Replacement)
  • Commercial/Industrial Construction New, Additions and Remodeling 
  • Driveway Approach
  • Accessory Structures: Garages, Sheds, Gazebos, etc. 
  • Erosion Control (Residential and Commercial)
  • Electrical (New, Alterations and Repairs including service upgrades and appliance connections) 
  • Fire Alarm (Contact Jackson Fire Department)
  • Plumbing (New, Alterations and Repairs to drain, waste, vent and supply or appliance connections) 
  • Fire Suppression (Contact Jackson Fire Department)
  • HVAC (Furnaces, boilers, A/C, unit heaters, RTU's, etc.) (New or Replacement) 
  • Signs (Incl. temporary signs, banners, etc.)
  • Appliances (New or replacement of dishwashers, water softeners, built-in ovens, etc.) 
  • Demolition or Razing of Buildings
  • Decks, Stairs, Stoops, Porches (Attached and Detached) 
  • Asbestos Abatement
  • Fences (New or Replacement) 
  • Broadcast Towers and Antennas
  • Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, Saunas (Includes Temporary Pools) 
  • Tanks (State Permit Required)
  • Window and Door Replacement
  • Roofing and Siding (Replacement)