Do I need a permit to build a deck?

Porches and decks less than 36 inches in height do not require a building permit; this means that decks more than 36 inches off the ground or a patio cover needs a permit. Porches, decks and covers in the front yard exceeding the face of the farthest part of the house towards the street requires a variance to install.

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1. Where do I get a building, electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permit?
2. Is a building permit required for a storage shed?
3. Do detached garages require a building permit?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. I want to put a fence around my backyard. Do I need a permit?
6. I want to do some exterior remodeling, for what do I need a permit?
7. What are the permit requirements for interior remodeling?
8. Who may get a building permit?