ARB Permits-Required or Not Required

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ARB Permits-Required or Not Required

Regular property maintenance is necessary and essential and therefore does not require permits. More significant work does require ARB permits. The following helps to clarify the kind of work that falls under the heading of regular maintenance, and what would be more significant.

Examples of maintenance/repair/upkeep that DOES NOT REQUIRE AN ARB PERMIT:

  • Minor roof repair (due to a roof leak or missing shingles)
  • Wood rot and touch up paint after the repair
  • Pool cleaning
  • Power washing
  • Landscape maintenance
  • Driveway repair due to cracking or lifting (seal coating, patching or overlay resurfacing to the affected section)
  • Replacing gutters to match existing gutters
  • Re-staining or re-sealing of a deck or patio
  • Removal of debris from a fallen tree
  • Stucco repair due to cracks

Exterior work that changes the appearance (color, materials, etc.) or footprint of the existing property ALWAYS requires an ARB permit. Examples that REQUIRE AN ARB PERMIT:

  • Adding gutters to a home that does not already have a gutter system in place
  • Repainting (even if the home will be painted the same colors)
  • Reroofing (even if the new roof will match the existing color/material)
  • Replacing/changing a driveway (even if replacing it to the same color/material)
  • Extending a deck or patio
  • Addition ornamental features (such as exterior lights or skylights)
  • Extensive changes to landscaping where it alters more than 50%
  • Tree trimming/removal/bush hogging
  • Replacing a window or door (even if the new door/window will be the exact style/color)
  • Pool maintenance for re-plaster or re-tile (even if replacing with the same color)

If there are any questions, or you would like further clarification as to what requires a permit or not, please do not hesitate to contact the ARB Manager, Monica Stites at (843) 785-1109 or at

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