This section is intended to help the homeowner plan the construction and obtain the permit to build a deck. Requirements include a plot plan and a construction plan. The plot plan shall show the location of the proposed deck in relation to property lines and other structures. The construction plan shall follow the specifications detailed in the following outline of requirements. It shall show how the deck will be constructed with details on spacing and the size and type of materials. Proper dimensions must also be noted on the construction detail. A general picture of what the deck will look like is not a sufficient construction plan. Inspections for deck construction include post holes, rough framing and final inspection.
Permit applications can be dropped off during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The permit fee for deck construction is $85 plus a property record maintenance fee of $15, payable upon permit issuance. The Inspector can be reached (most often) during regular office hours of 8 to 9 a.m. daily. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact inspection services at 262-250-4760.