11) window awnings supported by an exterior wall that do not project more than 54 inches from the exterior and do not require additional support (see other explanations in the International Residential Code)
12) movable cases, counters and partitions under five feet nine inches in height
13) agricultural buildings
14) swings and other playground equipment
However, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits ARE required for any of the above items.
Installing a hand rail, egress window, privacy fence over 6 feet, and sheetrock to your basement, all require permits.
What happens if you decide you don't need to get that permit, even though the law requires it?
Lisa Dunn is a licensed real estate agent in the state of Minnesota.