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FAQ Topic: Building permits

Do I need a permit for a fence?

Fences and walls up to 6.25 feet in height may be erected in the side and rear yard of any residential lot and zoning or building permits are not required.  In the front yard, fences over two feet in height are not allowed.  Fences may be of any standard fence material, including, but not limited … Continued

How long does it take to get a permit approved?

Zoning permits can usually be processed very quickly, sometimes in as little as two days.  Projects such as new buildings or other projects that require a building permit and/or engineering review can take up to two weeks and very large projects can take well over a month.  Most residential permits are approved in two weeks … Continued

How do I obtain a building permit?

All building permit applications should be submitted electronically, if possible, and include construction drawings and elevations, if applicable, as well as a copy of your site plan (if applicable). You will also need to complete a building/zoning permit form to include with your submission. All building permits are submitted to the Montgomery building department, 10101 … Continued

Do I need a permit?

All construction activity to enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system requires a permit. If in doubt, please call the building department at 513-792-8309 for verification. A complete list of what … Continued

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