Decks, Patio Covers, Accessory Structures


Permits are required for decks that exceed 200 sq. ft. in area, are more than 30" above natural grade at any point, or that are attached to a dwelling.

Patio Covers

Patio covers exceeding 120 sq. ft., or that are attached to the house require a permit.


Permits are required for accessory structures that exceed 120 sq. ft. of floor area, or that are attached to a dwelling.

Submittal Requirements

  • Permit Application (PDF)
  • Three complete sets of plans (on 11" x 17" minimum sized paper) including:
    • A Plot Plan showing project location and setbacks (Sample Plot Plan PDF)
    • Floor Plans with elevations and foundation/footing details

Contact the Planning Division for setbacks and height restrictions at 408-778-6480.