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FAQ: Does My Project Require Permits?



Q: Does my project require permits?


A: It depends!


Most municipalities have different regulations regarding what type of work requires a permit. As an interior remodeling company, we can provide some general insight into what does or does not require a permit.


If you’re planning an interior remodeling project that does not affect your home’s exterior, you may not need a permit. The big factor here is structural changes. If you’re tearing down or adding walls, you’ll need a permit. Non-structural changes typically won’t require a permit. Some non- structural changes are listed below, but please keep in mind that depending on your municipality, you may still need a permit in some of these cases.


  • New appliances

  • Replacing cabinetry

  • Replacing countertops

  • Installing new tile

  • Installing new flooring

  • Refinishing old flooring

  • Replacing interior doors

  • Installing interior trim work

  • Interior painting

  • Interior wall repairs

  • Custom carpentry work, such as built-ins, radiator covers, etc.


Another thing that you'll need to think about is if your remodel will include any utility work. Anything that involves electrical, plumbing, or HVAC will require a permit


We understand that things can start to get overwhelming when you're planning your home remodeling project! Just remember that experienced contractors are here to help take the weight off of your shoulders. Rest assured that our team will research and handle all of the necessary permitting for your project!

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