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It shall be unlawful to commence the excavation for, or the construction of, or to commence the moving, alteration, or demolition of any building including accessory buildings, until the Administrative Officer has issued a building permit for such work. 

Building permits shall be required for all structures with a roof, as well as walls, patios, and decks. Trees or shrubbery that are planted with in twenty (20) feet of streets, roadways, or alleys will require a permit and must be in conformity with Article 810-6. 

No fee will be charged for permits involving trees or shrubbery. Dog houses with less than
18 square feet of floor area and less than 4 feet in height shall be exempt from building permit requirements, provided that all required yards and set-backs for accessory buildings are maintained, and provided that all dog houses with a related run or penned enclosures must obtain a permit.


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