Do I need a permit for a deck that is not attached to my home?

In most cases yes. The code requires a permit for any deck that serves an exit door regardless of whether it is attached to the building or free standing. A deck that is at least 36" from another structure, and is less than 30" above grade and does not exceed 200 square feet would be exempt from a permit.

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1. Do I need a permit to re-shingle my roof?
2. Do I need a permit for my accessory building?
3. Do I need a permit to replace windows or siding?
4. Why does a "portable" building require a permit.
5. Do I need a permit for a deck that is not attached to my home?
6. How do I obtain my new address?
7. Do I need a permit for interior remodeling?
8. How do I get my power turned back on after it has been off for a period of time.
9. What are building permit fees based on?
10. Can I get a homeowner permit if I own the property but do not live there?
11. Can I build a pole barn style house?
12. How do I find a blower door test contractor?
13. Do I need to be home during an inspection?
14. Are refunds offered?
15. How far do I have to be from power lines?
16. How far do I have to be from my well and septic.