Replacement of top deck boards may be done without a permit, but if you find you need to fix, alter or repair the deck’s framing structure, a permit is required.
If you plan to build a new deck, a permit is required for all decks unless it meets the following three criteria:
- Not exceeding 200 square feet in area
- Not more than 30 inches above grade (measured vertically to the grade below at any point within 36" of the outer edge of deck).
- Not attached to the home serving the main egress door.