This guide is intended to provide you an overview of the requirements for interior remodel projects involving structural changes inside your home such as basement finishes and egress windows. Specific information for basement finishes, bathroom remodels and kitchen remodels is also part of projects inside the home.
In many cases, no permit is required for simple projects that only replace (like-for-like) existing cabinets, countertops, tiling, flooring in the same configuration, or replace (like-for-like) electrical, plumbing or ventilation fixtures. No permit is required for tearing down, replacing or repairing drywall, if limited to less than one 4 foot by 8 foot sheet.
Permits are required only when your project includes the following:
- Alteration to the existing floor plan.
- Structural changes, such as adding or removing doors or windows.
- New, or rerouted ductwork.
- New or relocated electrical or plumbing fixtures.