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DECKS

Please read all of the following information.

The following is a checklist.  You must have a "checkmark" in all the sections listed below prior to submitting your application.

_____  "Affidavit of  Exemption"  (See attached form)  If you are hiring a contractor to construct your deck, and they have workers' compensation, have the contractor or their insurance carrier provide us with a "Certificate of Insurance" showing proof of such.  If the homeowner or a contractor without workers' compensation is constructing the deck, the attached form must be completed and notarized.

 _____   Zoning or Land Use permit, if applicable.

 _____   A site plan showing the proposed deck, the width and length of the deck, the distances in feet, to the front, sides, rear property lines, and the height of floor surface above grade at highest point.

 _____   Two (2) sets of construction drawings that show in detail code compliance for all of the work proposed, to include but not  limited to the following information;

      _____ Floor joist size, species and grade of wood.
_____ Floor joist spacing (16" or center, 24" on center etc:).
_____ Span of floor joist (clear distance between supports).
_____ Attachment to existing structure (bolts or lags, with sizes and spacing).
_____ Depth of post footing below finished grade.
_____ Guardrail height from floor of deck, and/or stairs.
_____ Spacing of balusters.
_____ Stairs
B Riser height and tread depth.
_____ Stairs
B Handrail height (from nose of tread).
_____ Handrail grip size
B if circular must have a cross section of 1 3" minimum to 2" maximum.

_____ Completed building permit application.

MDIA will review plans submitted to determine code compliance.  If the minimum submittal requirements are not met, we will ask the applicant to supply additional information.  If the minimum requirements are met, the plans will be marked "approved".  A building permit will be issued and the applicant will be notified of the inspection fees and when they can pick-up the permit at the Municipal Building.  All fees shall be paid prior to the issuance of the permit.  Then use the inspection procedures provided to have all of the required inspections performed.

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