Chimneys, Chimney Caps, and Flues

The following standards pertain to the alteration, reconstruction, and new
construction of chimneys and the installation of chimney caps and metal flues:

  • Chimneys must be stone, brick, or stucco. The stone, brick, or stucco used to construct the chimney must match any existing stone, brick or stucco on the residence.
  • If the residence currently has a chimney constructed of materials other than stone, brick or stucco (e.g., wood and siding) homeowners may add additional chimneys or replace existing chimneys with structures constructed of the same materials.
  • Metal flues and chimney caps, if painted, and any vent protruding through the roof, if painted, are to be painted the same color as the roof or black.
  • With the exception of flues used with gas fireplaces, which will be considered on
    a case-by-case basis, flues may not protrude through the exterior walls of the

Application Procedures

Application is not required for chimney caps and metal flues as long as the applicant complies with all of the standards above.

Application is required for the alteration, reconstruction, and new construction of
chimneys. In addition to the basic application requirements, applications for the
alteration, reconstruction, and new construction of chimneys must include:

  • Property plat/site plan showing location of proposed chimney.
  • Detailed specifications and drawings of the proposed chimney including type of
    material, finish type and color, size/dimensions.
  • Photograph of existing chimneys, when the application is for replacement or
    addition of chimneys, chimney caps and flues.

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1. Alterations, Reconstruction and New Construction
2. Attic Fans and Ventilators
3. Awnings
4. Chimneys, Chimney Caps, and Flues
5. Cupolas and Weathervanes
6. Decks
7. Doors – Exterior Entry
8. Doors – Storm/Screen
9. Exterior Lighting
10. Exterior Color Changes
11. Garage Doors
12. Gazebos
13. Greenhouses
14. Gutters and Downspouts
15. Porches and Porticos
16. Pool Cabana/Pool House
17. Roofs
18. Screened Porches
19. Shutters
20. Siding
21. Skylights
22. Storm/Screen Windows
23. Windows