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Home Projects~ What does NOT Require a Permit

Home Projects~What Does NOT Require a Permit

Photo Courtesy of Tammy-Hawk Bridges

What type of home projects are allowed with the need for a permit?  This list is not all inclusive and more information can be found on the City of Eugene Website

No Permit Is Required for the Following 1 and 2 Family Dwelling Projects

* Non-habitable, one-story, detached, accessory buildings  not over 200 sq. ft. (11 m2) or a height of 10 feet (3.05 m), measured from the finished floor level to the average height of the highest roof surface (e.g., tool sheds, playhouses, etc.).
* Fences not over 7 feet (2.13 m) high and typical field fencing not over 8 feet (2.44m) high where constructed of woven wire or chain link except for barriers around swimming pools or hot tubs (fences within 10 feet (3.05 m) of a property line adjacent to a street may not exceed 42 inches (1.07 m) in height)
* Retaining walls not over 4 feet (1.22 m) in height from the bottom of the footing to the top of the wall, unless supporting a surcharge (e.g., a slope or a driveway above).
* Painting, papering, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, counter tops, interior wall, floor or ceiling covering and similar finish work unless part of a required separation or barrier.
* Swings and other playground equipment.
* Patio and porch covers not over 200 sq. ft. (11 sq.m) and supported by an exterior building wall.
* Window awnings supported by an exterior wall which do not project more than 54 inches (1.37m) from the exterior wall and do not require additional support.
* Non-bearing partitions, except when such partitions create habitable rooms.
* Replacements or repair of siding not required to be fire resistant.
* Porches & decks where the floor or deck is not over 30 inches (0.76 m) above grade and the covered portion of the porch does not come closer than 3 feet (0.91 m) to property line.
* Door and window replacements where no structural member is changed.
* Framed, covered non-habitable accessory buildings not more than 500 sq. ft. (46.45 sq. m) in area, one story in height, where the structure is composed of a rigid framework that supports a fabric membrane.

Source No Permit Required PDF


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