The short answer is yes, you do need a permit to build a new deck. However, there is more to the story. As the premier custom deck builder in New Hampshire, Premier Deck takes pride in our building process and ensures that everything we do is up to code, and safe for you and your family. Here is everything you need to know about the permit process for building a new deck onto your home! If you have any questions regarding this process, reach out to Premier Deck today.
What You Do Need A Permit For
Every state is slightly different, but in New Hampshire, a permit is needed for all new construction and demolition projects. This includes new decks and any electrical wiring that you may want to add in. Since we have been building decks in the state for over two decades, we deal with both kinds of permits regularly. Many of the projects we take on require the demolition of a previous deck, so we understand the process of getting both a demolition and building permit.
What You Don’t Need A Permit For
There are certain things you do not need a permit for. Pertaining directly to your deck, you do not need a permit to put new decking on an existing frame. This is because there is no major structural change to your home or living quarters, but simply a cosmetic addition. You also do not need a permit to paint or do any other general maintenance on your deck. Ask us any questions you might have regarding construction permits on our contact page!
How To Get A Permit
Getting a permit is relatively simple. In most cases, you can go to the website of your town or county and fill out a building permit application. You will have to print that application, and bring it to your town hall, or submit it to their online portal. When you submit the form, there will be a small application fee. Once the application is turned in, your local government will give you a call upon approval and you are good to go!
How Premier Deck Takes Care Of You
This process can be tedious, which is why Premier Decking takes care of your permit for you. We do the paperwork so that you don’t have to! Because we have so much experience in the industry, we know how to get the project done quickly and safely so that you can enjoy your deck without the hassle.