Q: When do I have to go to the Historic District Commission (HDC)? A:
Only projects that are in the Historic District require HDC approval.
These projects would include new construction, additions, and any
changes to the exterior of the building or
properties features. HDC link click here Return to Top
Q: How do I know if my property is in the Historic District? A: To see the map of the Historic district click here
Q: Is a homeowner allowed to do electrical work? A:
A homeowner is allowed to do electrical work on their primary
residence. Unlicensed individuals are not allowed to do electrical work
on properties that they don't own or live
in. A homeowner can not perform electrical work in a building where
other non family members live, an example would be a duplex
or multi family building.
Q: Is a homeowner allowed to do plumbing? A:
A homeowner is allowed to do plumbing work in their primary residence,
similar to electrical, see above. A homeowner is also allowed to
perform minor repairs and swap out fixtures in multi family buildings
provided no piping work is required.
Q: Do I need a permit for a swimming pool? A.
All pools, including inflatables that are 24" or more in depth require
a permit. All in and above ground pools are required to building and
electrical permits. Inflatable pools will require electrical permits
only. Pool enclosures must comply with the International Residential
Code (IRC). Contact the building inspectors for further information.