Do I Need A Building Permit For My Stairs?
You should always check with your local
Building and Safety Department, to find out whether or not you need a
As a general rule of thumb.
You do not need building permits in most cities, counties, states or areas if you're planning on doing any types of maintenance or repairs, which would include painting and stair part replacement.
You will need a building permit in most cities, counties, states or areas if you are planning on doing any types of alterations or replacing a stairway.
You will also need a building permit to install a new set of stairs in a building or if you're planning on building a structure with a set of stairs.
Now for the best advice I could give anyone about whether or not you need a building permit for your stairs. Contact your local building and safety department to make sure these rules apply in your area.
The advice on this page is general information, but might not be applicable in your area.
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