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Old 04-08-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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We live in Merrick, Town of Hempstead and want to replace a gravel and paver patio with a low 6-10 deck. From what I can find on the town website it looks like anything less than 18 off the street level would not be considered a deck. Would this mean that no permit is needed? We went through the process with a fence and would rather avoid permit work if possible.
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Old 04-08-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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I would call the town and get confirmation, and document this along with the person’s name.

I think you’re likely fine but don’t rely on a website for proof.
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Old 04-09-2018, 08:36 AM
 
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Generally under 18" and you dont need a permit
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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Weird. I don't think I've ever previously read any 'permit' thread here where the responses were that you didn't need a permit.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Most towns say decks that are free standing and under 18 inches in height dont need a permit and dont even need railings
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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Thank you for a the replies everyone, truly appreciate it.
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Old 06-11-2018, 07:54 PM
 
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Policy is, Anything over 8 1/4" in height, from grade, will need a building permit.
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