Do I need a permit for a small picnic pavilion on my property?

Do I need a permit for a small picnic pavilion on my property? I plan to have no water and no power going to it; just a roof for a picnic table.

Yes you would need a permit. Your project will be considered a "Pole Building." Here are the forms you will need to submit:

If this project will be in the City of Port Townsend then you will need to contact them at 360-379-5095. If your project will be within the county you will need the following:

If there is a septic on the property you will need to get a septic review from Environmental Health. We call septic reviews "O&M"s (Operations and Maintenance inspections); depending on the type of system you have you either do this inspection once a year or once every three years. If there is not a septic on the property then you will not need that review.



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1. Do I need a permit for a small picnic pavilion on my property?
2. How do I permit an addition to an existing house?
3. Who do I talk to about preliminary questions about building a structure or developing my property in Jefferson County?
4. I want to build a stand-alone building to house my tools and it's over 400sqft, do I need a permit?
5. I'm wondering how I would go about finding information about the zoning and development potential of a property in Jefferson County.
6. Does Jefferson County requires a pre-pour inspection?
7. What do I need to do for a re-roof permit?
8. Where can I find a copy of the county code?
9. I am planning to install a fireplace insert. What forms do I need?
10. Do I need a permit to remodel a bathroom?
11. Is it the property owner or the contractor's responsibility to submit permits?
12. Does my ductless heat pump need to be installed above the flood plain?
13. What is the minimum height for a deck before it requires a rail?
14. Who do I call about installing road name signs?
15. How do I name a road?
16. What do I need to do to be able to do to demolish a building?
17. What do I need to submit if I only want to build a garage?
18. What are my permit fees? How do I get a fee estimate?
19. What are the rules regarding fences and gates?
20. What does it mean that me new address review has "triggered road naming?"