What kind of work requires a building permit?

Beyond new construction or interior alterations or additions, a building permit is required for such projects including but not limited to roofing, siding, new or replacement windows and doors, decks, porches, pools, dormers, sheds, garages, walls, and changes in grade. A good rule to follow is that if you are unsure to contact the Building Division at 781-794-8070.

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1. What kind of work requires a building permit?
2. Should I as the home owner obtain the building permit or should the contractor?
3. Should I have a written contract with my contractor?
4. How much do permits cost?
5. How long does it take to get a building permit?
6. I am having electrical work done in my home and my electrician has asked me to sign a liability insurance waiver on the electrical permit application. What are the risks?
7. Can a Homeowner obtain a permit for plumbing or gas work?
8. Do I need a permit for a storage shed?
9. Questions concerning Plot Plans
10. Do I need a permit for a swimming pool?
11. What are the regulations controlling fences?
12. Questions concerning Building Code Variances
13. What if I think a neighbor has encroached onto my property?
14. Can I operate a business out of my home?