When don't I need a permit?
Anything defined as a cosmetic improvement does not require a permit. Such cosmetic improvements are:
  • Painting and siding
  • Trim work
  • Flooring, landscaping, and tree trimming
  • Electrical or plumbing appliance/fixture replacement
  • Same size exterior door and window replacement

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1. Will Valparaiso Building Department require permits and inspections during COVID-19 closures?
2. When don't I need a permit?
3. Where on my property can I build a fence?
4. Where can I put a pool?
5. Which building codes has the City of Valparaiso adopted?