Certain minor improvements including re-roofing, re-siding, fences, sheds, hoop houses, bee keeping and keeping chickens are eligible, subject to certain standards and restrictions, for registration instead of the traditional permitting process.
A Building Permit is required for any of the following activities in unincorporated Lake County:
Construction of new structure
Construction of additions and/or alterations
Construction of accessory structures such as detached garage, shed, deck, swimming pool, fence, etc.
Change of Use
Demolition of structures
Installing or altering any equipment which is regulated by the building, electrical, or mechanical code
The following repair activities:
Removal or cutting of any wall, partition or portion thereof,
Removal or cutting of any structural beam or load bearing support,
Removal or change of any required means of egress or rearrangement of a structure affecting the egress requirements,
Addition or alteration of water supply, sewer, drainage, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, electrical or mechanical systems.