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Lead Safety Law


Federal law requires contractors that disturb painted surfaces in homes, child care facilities and schools, built before 1978 to be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.  Always ask to see your contractor’s certification.


Federal law requires that individuals receive certain information before renovating six square feet or more of painted surfaces in a room for interior projects or more than twenty square feet of painted surfaces for exterior projects or window replacement or demolition in housing, child care facilities and schools built before 1978.


Renovators must provide a “Renovate Right” pamphlet to all customers prior to renovation work.


For more information:  EPA - Lead Renovation


50% Impervious Lot Coverage Ordinance

Effective March 1, 2012 all single and two family residential properties are limited to a maximum of 50% impervious lot coverage. An impervious surface is considered any material that prevents water from penetrating through to the soil below. Impervious surfaces are defined as concrete, asphalt and brink paved surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, patio along with any other physical structure such as houses, garages and sheds. Specialty paver and concrete products are available which allow water to penetrate the subgrade and could be exempt from the requirement. Each building permit application shall be accompanied by a plat of survey indicating the location and dimensions of all impervious surfaces. A calculation of all impervious surfaces shall be prepared by the Building Division prior to permit issuance.

4-5A-7: Residential Flatwork and Impervious Surfaces

Swimming Pools

A permit is required to install an above ground or in-ground pool; please take note that there are specific fence height requirements as well as lot coverage limitations which need to be meet and reviewed prior to permit issuance. All proposed pool locations must also be inspected prior to permit approval.

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