Surprise! These 8 DIY Projects Require a Permit

It may seem like a hassle to get a permit for a simple DIY project, but there are several home improvements that actually require you to go through the permit application process. Without a permit, your insurance company could deny your claim should something go wrong during the project. We don’t want to see that happen to you. Here’s a list of 8 DIY projects that require a permit before you get started.


1. Installing a gas stove

2. Replacing windows or doors

3. Building a deck

4. Putting up a fence

5. Installing a storm shelter or safe room

6. Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom

7. Installing new electrical wiring

8. Replacing a gas water heater


Chicago offers an Easy Permit Process for many of these projects. You can learn more about it here.


If you need the windows replaced on your Chicagoland home, you can skip going through the permit process altogether by letting Baltic Exteriors handle your window replacement project. We take care of everything for you.Contact us today to learn more about our award-winning contracting services.