Readers ask: Do I need permit for freestanding pergola?

Pergolas are open structures with an open covering that is not considered a complete roof. They do not alter your home’s structure. Therefore, a pergola does not usually require a building permit. Do you need planning permission for a freestanding pergola? You will need planning permission for your pergola if it’s on the front of…

Question: Do you need a permit to replace a water heater in Florida?

About two-thirds of all Florida’s counties require a permit for water heater installation, and have done so since the 2004 Florida Building Codes kicked in. Schmitt addressed the replacement-as-an-installation issue this way: One might expect a water heater to last a lifetime. Do I need a permit to replace a hot water heater in Florida?…

Readers ask: Do you need a permit to pan for gold Washington?

Gold and Fish pamphlet Mineral prospecting and placer mining activities in or near water qualify as hydraulic projects and require a permit (Chapter 77.55 RCW). The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) regulates some of these activities through the Gold and Fish pamphlet. Is it legal to gold pan in Washington state? The state’s…