Summit County Building Permits

Permits are required for all new construction, alterations, and remodels. Every project is unique, so there is no standard group of permits required. Below is a list of commonly required permits that may be applicable to your project.

Building Permits

  • Building Permit - A building permit authorizes construction of the foundation system, framing and carpentry of the overall building, and exterior and interior finish work. Decks and guard replacements require building permits. Building Permit Application
  • Hot tub Permit - This is required for the installation of a stand-alone hot tub not associated with an existing building permit. An electrical permit is also required. See hot tub installation requirements.
  • Window Permit - This is required for the replacement of windows, not associated with an existing building permit.  No plans required if window replacement is like for like and non structural.  Plan review is required for commercial window replacement.  
Get info on window replacement requirements.  Window Permit Application

Technical Permits

Some technical permits require plan review. Contact the Building Inspection Department to determine whether plan review is required for your project. Technical Permit Application
  • Plumbing Permit: A plumbing permit authorizes installation of drain, waste and vent piping; potable water piping; fuel gas piping; and plumbing appliances and fixtures.
  • Mechanical Permit: A mechanical permit authorizes installation of furnaces and ducts, boilers and circulation piping, and exhaust fans and ducts.
  • Fireplace Permit: This permit is required for the installation of a gas fireplace, wood stove or outdoor fire pit. Get info on approved wood-burning devices.
  • Electrical Permit: An electrical permit authorizes installation of wiring, receptacles, switches, light fixtures, electrical equipment, fixed-in-place appliances and connection of these systems to utility service.
  • Temporary Power: A separate electrical construction meter permit is required if a temporary electrical service will be installed during construction.
  • Photovoltaic - AC/DC: This permit is required for photovoltaic (solar) systems. Get info on photovoltaic systems permitting. Plan review is required for all photovoltaic permits.

Policies and Requirements

Listed below are commonly referenced policies and requirements that may pertain to your project.