Do I need a permit to pour a patio or build a deck in my backyard?

A permit is required to pour a patio or build a deck.  Please note that no permit will be issued which will exceed the allowable impervious coverage for any lot.  Impervious coverage is any hard surface / man-made area that does not readily absorb or retain water.  Please refer to Building Permits & Inspections Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.

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1. Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
2. Do I need a permit to replace my roof?
3. Can I obtain a permit and hire a contractor to complete the work?
4. Do I need a permit to install / replace a fence?
5. Do I need a permit to build a shed in my backyard?
6. Do I need a permit to pour a patio or build a deck in my backyard?
7. Is a permit required for a pool (above / in ground), hot tub, or spa?
8. Do I need a permit for minor work in my home?
9. How long does the review process take for a permit?
10. What are the inspection times?
11. What if I start work without a permit?
12. If I need emergency work done on the weekend or after business hours, do I need to wait until a permit can be obtained?