If you are planning to make improvements to your property, you must first remember to obtain the appropriate building permits. Permits are required for any improvements, which include structural, electrical, some mechanical, and plumbing changes. If you are not hiring a contractor and are doing the labor yourself, you must count yourself as a laborer in the estimation of how much the improvement will cost you.
A permit is not required for re-roofing, siding or re-siding (unless window replacement is involved), painting, or other minor repair work. If you are not sure if the work you plan to do requires a building permit, please call the City of Warsaw Building Department at (574) 372-9548.