This guide is intended to give you an overview of the permitting process for a kitchen remodel.
No permit is required for simple projects that only replace (like-for-like) cabinets, countertops, flooring in the same configuration or (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. View the Appliances page in the Residential Guide for more information about permit requirements for installing individual appliances.
Permits are required 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.
NOTE: If your kitchen remodel is part of a project to change the use or ocupancy of the structure, see the project guide for adding a new dwelling unit.