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Converting a Single Family to a Duplex

At-a-glance

 

Is a ...

Required?

Permit

Yes

Contractor

No*

Zoning Check and Site Plan

Yes

Inspection

Yes

Construction Plan Review

Yes

Homeowners can perform work on their own properties without a contractor

Before You Start

Look at these pages:

Requirements for Additions and Alterations (pdf)

Minimum Standards for Dwellings (pdf)

Interior Remodeling or Alterations

Exterior Remodeling or Alterations

Finding a licensed contractor

Hiring a Residential Contractor – what do I need to know? (pdf)

Site Plan

Zoning Approval

About Conversions

Conversions or Alterations of Single-Family Dwelling to Duplex (pdf)

Duties of landlords and tenants

About Permits

Applying for a Permit

Permits Overview

Timeline for Completion

About the Inspections Process

Site Plan

Inspections Process

Forms and Handouts for Conversions

Building / Street Use Application for a permit (pdf)

Electrical / Electric Heat Application for a permit (pdf)

Building Code Requirements for Area Separation Walls, January 1988

Procedure for Obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy for a New Building or Change of Use, Nov. 2003

Rafter Span Tables

Roofing Handout for One-family and Two-family Dwellings, April 1, 2003

Last updated Sep 2, 2016

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