Do I really need a permit?

A permit is necessary to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert, or demolish any building or structure, or any part or portion, including but not limited to the general construction, plumbing, on-site sewage treatment system, wood stoves and fireplaces, ventilating, heating or air conditioning systems.  If no building permit is necessary, a separate zoning permit application for hardcover and/or land alteration shall be submitted prior to conducting any land alteration or hardcover installations on a property, including grading, patios and retaining walls.  Full text may be found in Section 86-66 in the city code.  

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1. How long will it take for my permit to be approved?
2. My link to Citizenserve is broken.
3. How can I check my permit progress online?
4. What are common permit submittal mistakes or causes for delays?
5. How do I find out what permits have been pulled at a specific address?
6. I am thinking of building and/or remodeling, which builders do you recommend?
7. I have a septic system on my property, who do I contact with questions?
8. Do I need a Site Plan or Survey for my proposed project?
9. I need a wetland delineation, who should I contact?
10. Do I really need a permit?
11. Why don’t I get emails about my permit project?
12. Is financial assistance available in demolishing my home?