What should these drawings show on them?
  1. Size of the deck (length and width)
  2. Square footage of deck
  3. Location, distance and depth of 4 by 4 posts (minimum depth of postholes is 36 inches deep)
  4. Size and spacing of floor joists
  5. Type of wood used for decking
  6. Railings for deck and steps (if over 30 inches high)
  7. Spindles for railings (maximum spindle spacing is 5 inches on center
  8. Lattice
  9. Stairs showing riser and tread dimensions

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1. May I build a deck or porch in the front yard?
2. I want to build a deck, how do I know if I will need to seek a variance?
3. Do I need construction drawings?
4. What should these drawings show on them?
5. Do I need a permit?