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Section 5 Activities Requiring a Permit

A permit from the Town Manager is required before proceeding with the following activities:

  1. Removing, destroying, or impairing a tree on private property with a trunk at least 24 inches in diameter at 4.5 feet above ground level. A permit is not required for normal, reasonable trimming or tree care, or in an emergency when the tree constitutes an imminent hazard to persons or property.
  2. Erecting or demolishing any structure, or making material structural alterations or additions to a building.
  3. Constructing, rebuilding, or re-constructing any off-street parking area.
  4. Constructing or replacing (but not re-surfacing or repairing) more than 50% of an existing driveway, driveway apron, or curb cut.
  5. Excavating, grading yards, installing a sump pump, or a new sump pump discharge.
  6. Blocking or closing a street or sidewalk in connection with construction activities.
  7. Constructing, altering, replacing, or enlarging a fence or wall.
  8. Installing an electronic dog fence.

Failure to comply with these permit requirements may result in a fine, suspension or revocation of a permit, or other administrative sanctions.