There are probably a few places you will need to check on necessary permissions or permits for your remodel.

First, check with the local building codes and inspections office of your local city or county government. They will be able to provide a list of permits and a copy of the building codes for your location.

They should also be able to provide a copy of any zoning restrictions that affect your property.

Finally, you should check the covenants for your neighborhood association or homeowners association — many have restrictions on remodels.