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Residential deck permit submittal requirements

  • Review the Deck Submittal Requirements Checklist and Residential Deck Detail.
  • Building Permit Application. If contractors are being used they shall be listed on your application at the time of submittal (Home Owner Agreement Form).
  • Construction documents.  One set of scaled (¼” = 1’) construction plans on white paper in blue or black ink. Plans shall include:
    • Site plan showing dimensions to property lines and other structures.
      NOTE: It shall be the sole responsibility of the property owner and/or permit holder to verify the location of all utilities and easements including water, sewer, well, septic, electric, phone, cable, fiber optic and gas prior to excavation or construction of any structure. 
    • Location of existing egress windows and window wells under the deck.
    • Structural framing plans shall include all dimensions, species, and size of lumber, size, and spacing of caisson footings, posts, beams, joists, and a ledger attachment detail.
    • Stair and railing details when applicable.
    • Size and type of decking material.  When synthetic decking or railing is specified, the manufacturer’s specifications shall be provided.