I'm putting in a deck. What do I need? Will I have inspections?

A plat of survey is required, with the deck drawn to scale.

Postholes must be at least 42 inches deep and minimum 8 inches in diameter (deck without roof). For a deck with a roof, the post holes must be a minimum of 12 inches in diameter. Posts to be on top of pier.

Three inspections are required: post hole, rough frame, and final. Rough frame and final can be done at the same time if deck is 24 inches or more above grade. You do not need to be home, as long as the inspector can access the deck.

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1. What work requires a permit? What happens if I don't obtain a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. What do I need to obtain a building permit?
4. As the homeowner, can I do the work myself and if I am doing the work myself, do I still need to get a permit?
5. How long does it take to obtain a building permit? Do permits expire?
6. Who is responsible for obtaining the permit?
7. Do plans have to be architecturally stamped and sealed? Does each page need to be stamped?
8. If we are putting on a Second Story Addition, do the plans need to be stamped?
9. I'm putting in a deck. What do I need? Will I have inspections?
10. What are the requirements for driveways?
11. I'm building a fence. What is the recommended depth the posthole should be?
12. Must my garage have electric?
13. Do I need inspections? How do I set them up?
14. Which contractors need insurance and licenses?
15. Do I have to select a particular Knox box?
16. Can I use PVC underground?
17. Is a roof permit required? Is an ice & water shield required for roofs?
18. If I do any work to my home, will my property taxes be increased?
19. I’m thinking about doing some work, can you recommend a contractor?
20. When am I obligated to contact JULIE?