I want to build a deck.

A Residential Construction Application is required for all new home construction projects, including but not limited to, pools, gazebos, decks, additions, accessory buildings, such as garages and sheds, and accessory uses, such as greenhouses.


Steps to Obtaining a Residential Construction Permit

  1. Determine your Zoning District.
  2. Determine your required structure setbacks. If you are a Corner Lot, you will have (2) front-yard setbacks, (1) rear-yard setback and (1) side yard setback. To determine the setbacks on a Corner Lot, the rear yard shall be considered as parallel to the street upon which the lot has its least dimension. On both corner lots and interior lots, the rear yard shall be, in all cases, at the opposite end of the lot from the front yard. 
  3. A residential deck may be constructed ten (10) feet into the required rear yard setback regardless of residential district classification. A residential deck must meet the required side yard setback.
  4. Provide a plot drawing showing your structure with the required setbacks indicated on the drawing. The drawing can be professional or hand-written. When indicating setbacks, please measure to the proposed construction, not the existing building.
  5. If you utilize a septic system, approval from Summit County Public Health is required prior to permit issuance. The application can be found online.


GENERAL DISCLAIMER: A Building Permit from the Summit County Building Department is required. Contact the Summit County Building Department for information regarding Summit County standards and permitting requirements. Additionally, we recommend that you review Home Owner Association standards and/or Deed Restrictions where applicable.

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1. How do I determine my Zoning District?
2. I want to build a new home.
3. I want to build a deck.
4. I want to build/enlarge my garage.
5. I want to build/install a shed.
6. I want to install a swimming pool.
7. I want to install a fence.
8. I want to add/replace: shingles, windows, siding, HVAC, plumbing, hot water heaters
9. I want to remodel the interior of my home.
10. I want to operate a business out of my home.