When are building permits required? Permits are required for the following in city limits and the Joint Powers area:
- New construction
Mechanical permits are required in city limits and the Joint Powers area. Plumbing permits are required in city limits. Plumbing permits are issued by the State in the Joint Powers area.
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- One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet.
- Fences not over seven (7) feet high.
- Retaining walls that are not over four (4) feet in height measured from grade on the exposed side to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge.
- Water tanks supported directly upon grade if the capacity does not exceed 5,000 gallons and the ratio of height to diameter or width does not exceed 2 to one 1.
- Decks, Platforms, walks and driveways not more than 30 inches above grade and not over any basement or story below, unless the sidewalk or driveway is in the City Right of Way.
- Painting, papering, tiling carpeting, cabinets, counter tops and similar finish work.
- Above ground prefabricated swimming pools.
- Swings and other playground equipment.
- Window awnings supported by an exterior wall not projecting more than 54 inches from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.
- Replacement of siding, like roofing materials, gutters, downspouts, and storm windows on single family dwellings.
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- Portable Heating appliances.
- Portable ventilation appliances and equipment.
- Portable cooling units.
- Steam, hot water or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment or appliances regulated by this code.
- The replacement of any minor part that does not alter the approval of equipment or an appliance or make such equipment or appliance unsafe. This includes the replacement of similar appliances such as hot water heaters and furnaces that does not change the venting of such appliance.
- Portable evaporative coolers.
- Self-contained refrigeration systems that contain 10 pounds or less of refrigerant, or that are actuated by motors of 1 horsepower or less.
- Portable fuel cell appliances that are not connected to fixed piping system and are not interconnected to a power grid. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
- Plumbing Per South Dakota Plumbing Commission amendment 36-25-19.2. Plumbing permit not required in certain situations. No plumbing permit is required if the plumbing repair work or plumbing fixture replacement:
- Does not involve cutting into or extending existing water and waste systems;
- Is done on buildings that are not connected to a public system of waterworks or sewerage;
- Is conducted by full-time maintenance personnel on the business premises of an employer.
- No plumbing permit is required in any political subdivision where a local plumbing permit has been issued, unless a state-conducted inspection is requested in addition to the local inspection. Any person requesting such inspection is responsible for paying any plumbing permit fee for the requested inspection. @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>