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Building Permits and Zoning Permits

Which Do You Need?


The work listed below requires a Building Permit ONLY (apply in Bloomingdale only):

  • Roof repairs or replacement
  • Siding
  • Hot water heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Windows
  • Remodeling kitchen or bathrooms
  • Renovating interior rooms
  • Oil tank removal
  • Demolition


The work listed below requires a Zoning Permit ONLY (apply in Butler only):

  • Driveway installation
  • Fences – 6 feet or shorter
  • Sheds – smaller than 100 square feet


The work listed below requires a Zoning Permit FIRST, then a Building Permit:

  • All new construction
  • Additions
  • Decks and porches
  • Pools and hot tubs
  • Fences over 6 feet in height
  • Sheds 100 square feet or larger
  • Garages
  • Converting areas into new uses (ex: Basement into family room, bedroom, etc.)
  • Central Air Conditioning with an outside condenser


These requirements are for residential properties.

Non-residential properties will always need a Zoning Permit.

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