Do I need a permit??

Please see below for a list of common household projects that require a permit. If you don’t see your project listed, please call 509-698-7365 and we will be happy to assist you!

  • Re Siding – YES
  • Replacing Windows or Doors – YES
  • Painting (exterior or interior) – NO
  • Replacing counter tops or cupboards – NO
  • Replacing or installing any of the following: Toilet, Sink, Tub/shower, Dishwasher, Water Heater – YES
  • Re Roofing – YES
  • Adding or modifying a Furnace or A/C unit – YES
  • Installing Wood/Pellet stove or Gas fireplace – YES
  • Under ground sprinklers – YES
  • Fencing – PLEASE CALL
  • Repairing, Replacing or Alteration of Water Line – YES
  • Demolition of structure – YES
  • Repairing, Replacing or Alteration of Sewer Line – YES
  • Repair, Replace or alteration of Driveway, Curb or Street – YES

What code do I need to follow?

  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
  • 2015 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)

General: Typical Foundation/Roof Load Requirements:

  • Minimum Frost Depth – 24 inches
  • Earthquake Zone- 2
  • Seismic Area – C
  • Wind 110 mph, Exposure 2
  • Snow load 30 pounds per square foot