Building a deck is a great way to enhance the resale value of our home, as well as provide additional space for hosting friends and family. One of the primary elements involved with planning for a deck-building project is acquiring a permit for the project.
When do you Need a Permit?
In general, any deck that’s 30 inches above the ground will require a permit to construct. Overall, it’s advisable to assume that you need a permit for your deck rather than take the chance of having to demolish it and paying a hefty fine. Established Newton MA Deck Builders can help you identify if you need official authorization for your project.
How to Apply for a Permit
The local building authorities are generally responsible for handing out deck-building permits, but HOAs may also need to be consulted in some regions. The permit application process is quite straightforward in most cases. You’ll need to submit two sets of construction plans related to your deck design, as well as a site plan that highlights property lines in relation to the deck’s location.
Hiring an established contractor is the best way to breeze past this process. Many professional remodelers will apply for a permit on your behalf, providing any drawings related. We offer 360 degree deck-building services, so call us today! Exponential Construction, your preferred contractor.