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When is a building permit required?
A building permit is required for any new construction and when any changes are done to a structure to include room additions and major alterations such as windows, vinyl siding, roof replacement, etc. If you are unsure if a building permit is required, please contact our Permitting Staff at (256) 772-5644 before construction begins.

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1. Do I need a fence permit?
2. How do I apply for a building permit for a new home?
3. When is a building permit required?
4. How long does it take to get a permit?
5. Do I need a permit for a sign?
6. Does the Building Department process permits online?
7. What methods of payments can be used to purchase permits?
8. How do I request an inspection on my construction project?
9. Will the Building Department do a Code Interpretation on construction plans or on a job site?
10. Do I need a building permit for a detached residential structure?
11. Can I act as a contractor to build my personal home?
12. When should I contact the Code Enforcement Division regarding a property where grass is overgrown?
13. Is a fence required around a residential pool?
14. What are the permit fees for a new house?
15. What is considered an abandoned vehicle?
16. Is a permit needed to advertise my garage sale?

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