When is a Building Permit not required?

A permit is not required for ordinary, non-structural repairs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Painting
  • Patching
  • Tuckpointing
  • Patching a roof
  • Replacement of floor coverings
  • Kitchen cabinets in the same location 
  • Wall coverings
  • Electrical fixtures, plumbing fixtures, and water softeners
  • Installation of aluminum soffit, fascia, or gutters

Properties located in the Historic Preservation District have special regulations which must be followed.  The above list does not apply to any property located in this district.

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1. When is a Building Permit required?
2. When is a Building Permit not required?
3. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
4. What is the processing time for a permit?
5. What type of payment do you accept?
6. How can I find my plat of survey?
7. What codes does the City of Lockport follow?
8. How long is a permit valid?
9. How can I be sure the contractor I have chosen is trustworthy?
10. Are contractors required to register with the Building Department?
11. What hours are contractors permitted to work?
12. I am a homeowner, can I complete work on my own home?
13. What is J.U.L.I.E. and what is the number?
14. What are the swimming pool regulations within the City of Lockport?
15. Why is a street bond required for my project?