What requires a permit? (Residential Construction)

The following projects require permits for Residential Buildings:

  • Converting a garage into living space
  • Building a detached garage
  • Finishing a basement
  • Remodeling a house
  • Fences (new and replacement)
  • Furnaces (new and replacement)
  • Wood burning stoves and pellet stoves
  • Replacing or going over old drywall with new drywall
  • A/C and Mini Splits
  • Roofing (new and replacement)
  • Sheds over 200 square feet
  • Siding (new and replacement)
  • Windows (new and replacement)
  • Decks (new and replacement)
  • Covered porches and Gazebos
  • Exterior doors (new and replacement)
  • Demolition
  • Carports
  • Swimming pools
  • Prefabricated swimming pools that are over 24 inches deep


This is not a complete list of projects that require a permit. If you’re not sure your project requires a permit, please call the Building Department at (719) 276-5253.

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1. What requires a permit? (Residential Construction)
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3. What you can build without a permit? (Residential Construction)
4. What if I'm not sure if my contractor is licensed?