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Replacing Windows & Doors

(See also "A building permit is not required" for storm windows, storm doors, and most repairs to windows)


Process for window and door replacement permits that are same for same – no change in size to the rough opening. No plans or review need to issue these permits.

Is a ... Required?
Permit Yes
Contractor No*
Zoning Check and Site Plan No
Inspection Yes
Construction Plan Review No

 * Replacement including size changes (also door replacement beyond the scope that is included above)

Process for window and door replacement permits that include changes in size of the rough opening. In this case plans are required, as well as a review and approval by both zoning and building code plan review for a permit to be issued.

Is a ... Required?
Permit Yes
Contractor No*
Zoning Check and Site Plan Yes
Inspection Yes
Construction Plan Review Yes

 * Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without a contractor

Before You Start

Review the Minimum Standards for Dwellings (PDF)

About Permits

About the Inspections Process



Last updated Dec 22, 2020



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