What type of work requires a permit?

A permit is required for any new construction, remodel, or repair of any structure or accessory structure. An accessory structure includes:

  • Fences
  • Detached garages
  • Sheds
  • Swimming pools
  • Decks
  • Patios

Repairs and remodeling include any:

  • Electrical work
  • Heating and air conditioning work
  • Plumbing work
  • Roofing
  • Siding
  • Windows

The occupancy of any building, whether new or existing, requires an occupancy permit.

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1. What type of work requires a permit?
2. Licensed & Registered Contractors: Do I need one and how do I know if my contractor is registered?
3. How far from the property line does my garage or shed have to be?
4. How big can my garage be?
5. What are the regulations for fences?
6. What are the regulations for swimming pools?
7. I would like to open a business in Sterling. How do I go about that?
8. What are the applicable codes in Sterling?
9. How long does the building permit process take?
10. How can I make the building permit process move faster?
11. How long is the building permit valid?
12. What is a “Stop Work” order?
13. What inspections are required?
14. If I want to make changes to the site, what do I do?