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Building & Zoning Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need a building permit?

A permit is needed anytime "code regulated" changes are made to a building, a sign is installed, or a building is demolished.

Do I need a plumbing, electrical, or heating permit?

Any time changes or improvements are being made, a permit is required.

What are the building setbacks for lots in York?

Setbacks are defined by the zoning district.

How do I get registered as a building or trade contractor?

All contractors must make application for registration, pay a registration fee, and provide proof of insurance.

How do I know if the contractor is registered with the City?

Your can verify that a contractor is registered by checking the contractor certification page on the city web site or by calling the city offices.

Is a Radon system required to be installed?

A radon system is required to be installed for all new construction, unless an exception is granted by the city planning and zoning department.

What is the building code for ice and water shield?

Reference R905.1.2 of the International Residential Code 2018.