FAQ – Woodstoves

1. Are there any special requirements for woodstoves?

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All woodstoves must have a separate building permit, even if they are being installed as part of an addition or new home which already has a permit. This is because a separate Certificate of Occupancy/Use is issued. We issue separate certificates since most insurance companies like to know that these have been inspected.

2. What are the installation requirements?

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When you apply for the permit, you should submit a copy of the manufacturer’s installation instructions. These must show required clearances to combustible materials. Installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, the woodstove must be labeled either by U.L. or other accredited laboratory.