A permit is required for the construction of decks over 30 inches in height. Decks that are built close to the ground surface and less than 30 inches in height are not required to have a permit regardless of the square footage.
PLANS SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
A copy of a site plan or your property survey with the dimensions indicating the location of the deck on the property.
A plan with dimensions showing how the structure will be constructed. This plan should include the materials to be used in construction, along with guardrail requirements and details. The guardrail shall not be less than 36 inches in height.
An inspection is required before floor joist are covered unless the inspector can make the inspection from the 1st floor level, and upon completion of work.
FEES AND APPLICATIONS
The permit fee for a deck is $50.00, and an application must be completed and submitted to the Building Inspection Department at 3901 Main St. Please contact the Building Inspection Department at (972) 412-6125 for additional information.