When do I need a Building Permit?

Any construction, alternations, removal, or demolition in the City of Lewes requires a building permit from the City. Please call 302-645-7777 ext. 124 if you have questions regarding permitting requirements.

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1. When do I need a Building Permit?
2. How do I apply for a Building Permit?
3. How much does a Building Permit cost?
4. Who do I call to schedule an inspection?
5. When did the city require fire suppression for new residential construction?
6. When are fire suppression plans required to be submitted?
7. What plans and information are needed for the submission of a fire suppression system for a new house?
8. What plans are needed for the submission for the construction of a new house?
9. When did the Code change to require plans to be sealed in the floodplain?
10. What information is needed for the submission for the construction of a deck, accessory structure, porch, etc.?
11. Do I need an HVAC Permit to replace a system in an existing house?
12. Do I need to submit a separate HVAC permit for the construction of a new house?
13. What plans and information are needed for the submission of an HVAC permit for new construction?
14. What are the construction hours?
15. How long does it take to review the plans?
16. How wide can my driveway be?
17. Do I need a Building Permit to redo my driveway?
18. What year of the IRC is the City of Lewes using?
19. Do I need a City of Lewes Business License?