In some states you won't need one if it's not attached to your house and
less than a certain measurement off the ground.
Here in Michigan I ran into a strange little problem.
I wanted a walk out deck, so I went down to get a permit. They actually
told me there not to get one, and not to have it inspected. If I were to
get the permit, the fence that I attached to the deck would have been too
tall to comply with the ordinances, however if it were not attached, I could
have the fence the way I wanted, it just needed to be under 10 feet. I
built the deck right next to the house, but not attached, I had an inspector
come out for taking a look at the door that I framed in at the same time,
and he said nothing about the deck, he just made sure it wasn't attached.
Here, I inquired about drilling a new well. The law is that septic
systems can't be put in closer than 150 ft from a well. A well can be
drilled anywhere. Advice from the town: Put in your septic system
first then you can put the well where you want it.
Call your local Building Dept. Out here in rural Tennessee the only permits
required are for septic and incoming electrical service to a new home. I
just added a 200 sq ft room, no permits, no inspections, all legal. I think
this is the kind of freedom our forefathers envisioned for Americans.
I can't seem to envision our forefathers even considering that we
would be adding decks and putting in septic tanks or electrical
It is interesting to read how much the semi literate tend to giving
the forefathers credit for!
On Tue, 06 Apr 2004 11:44:51 -0000, "andrewkennedy2"
I'll bet you could find out all the specifics here:
By the way, that's two minutes on Google. Try it yourself.
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