In all occupancies, no permit is required for the replacement of any part of a deck, porch or stoop that does not provide support to a building or structure. Any part includes the deck support posts or columns, headers or girders, floor joists, decking, railing, stairs, etc. Replacement of any of these parts will NOT require a permit. A total replacement, from the existing foundation or footing on up, will require a full permit. A total replacement, expansion of an existing deck, or the new installation of a deck will require a full permit, not a minor work permit.
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