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Chandler changes building permit requirements

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Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:59 am

Minor home improvement projects such as replacing a water heater or air conditioning unit will no longer require building permits and inspection in Chandler.

The city council voted last week to expand the types of construction exempted from building permit requirements. In addition to water heaters and air conditioners, other exempted activities at single family homes or townhouses include replacement of furnaces, pool or spa heating equipment, evaporative coolers, water treatment systems, circuit breakers and roof coverings where the replacement roof does not increase the load imposed upon the structural frame.

A Homeowner Building Permit Manual with helpful instructions, plans and details that can aid residents with a number of home renovation projects is available online at For more information, contact Chandler’s Transportation & Development Department at 215 E. Buffalo St., (480) 782-3000.

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