When do you need a building permit? Any new structures or additions including porches, retaining walls over 4 feet high, roof replacements, window replacements, additions of exterior doors, interior remodels, or decks over 30 feet above grade need building permits. When a project is minimal, A Miscellaneous Permit may still be required.
Storage sheds that are not attached to any other structure, with no power or water and less than 200 square feet in area do not require a building permit.
Agriculture-related buildings that house farm implements, feed or livestock that are under 600 square feet and are only 2-sided or less.
A deck less than 30 inches above the finished grade for the entire perimeter of the deck does not require a building permit.
To find out if your project needs a building permit, please call our offices at 307-733-7030. Even if a Building Permit is not needed, a Planning Review may be necessary to comply with setbacks, maximum floor area and maximum site development standards.
For more information on any code topics or other zoning issues, please stop by our offices at 200 South Willow Street in Jackson or call 307-733-3959. To report a violation, please call the Code Compliance Officer at 307-733-3959.