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Home Maintenance & Energy Efficiency

Property owners are required to maintain their buildings in compliance with the City's construction codes. Failure to do so could result in violations, monetary penalties and/or criminal charges.

Home Improvement Projects

If you are considering performing work on your home, consult a licensed Professional Engineer or Registered Architect to assess whether a permit is required.
Permits (PDF)
Installing Pools, Porches, and Decks (PDF)
Check the Department's Tool Kits


Take precautions before seasons change to weatherize your home and save energy.
Installing Air Conditioning Units

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls are designed to hold back soil that would move to a more natural slope or incline if the wall was not in place. As temperatures rise and the seasons change, retaining walls can become particularly susceptible to deterioration, which can put nearby buildings at risk. As a homeowner, you are required by law to maintain your property, including retaining walls, in a safe condition at all times.

Energy Efficiency

There are several ways that you can increase the energy efficiency of you home and cut carbon emissions. Both small improvements, such as painting, and large projects, such as solar panel installation, can make a significant difference in lowering energy costs.
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