Is a permit required for construction of a wooden deck?

It depends on deck height and construction:

  • No, if the deck is open and does not have a roofed structure over it, and the deck walking surface is equal to or less than 30 inches above the adjoining ground level
  • Yes, if the deck has a roofed structure over it
  • Yes, if the deck walking surface is more than 30 inches above the adjoining ground level

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1. Why are construction permits required?
2. When is a permit required?
3. Is a permit required for construction of a carport?
4. Is a permit required for construction of a fence?
5. Is a permit required for re-roofing a house?
6. Is a permit required for construction of a storage building?
7. Is a permit required for construction of a water heater?
8. Is a permit required for construction of a wooden deck?
9. When does a permit expire?
10. Can I obtain a permit to do electrical work at my own house?
11. Do I need a permit to demolish interior walls, a portion of a structure, or the entire structure?
12. What will happen if work requiring a permit is performed without contractor or owner first obtaining a permit?
13. How can I find out if a contractor is registered with the City of Abilene?
14. How do I become established as a contractor in Abilene?
15. How can I get a fire Certificate of Occupancy?
16. How do I establish wastewater service?
17. How do I get a service connection to a City sewer main?
18. What are the steps for a fire plan review?
19. What is a construction inspection?
20. How do I schedule an inspection?
21. Who performs inspections?
22. How long are house plans kept on file?
23. What construction codes does the City of Abilene currently use?
24. Which permits do I need to install a mobile home in Abilene?
25. Who do I call to have underground lines marked before I start to dig on my property?