A permit is required for adding an egress window and must meet specific requirements of the building code. See the egress window handout (PDF) for egress window requirements. Construction plans are required when applying for the building permit.
Please note: Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (PDF) are required to be placed throughout the house per code before a final inspection will be approved.
Documentation required when applying for an egress window building permit:
- Building Permit Application (PDF) - Including project valuation
- Construction plans - Including size of window and window well
- Certificate of survey or site plan - Showing the proposed egress window and all distances to property lines and other buildings
- Separate permits are required if there is plumbing, mechanical, or electrical work