Staying Out Of Trouble

Be careful before you start a remodeling project. Make sure to check with your local building department, an architect, a reliable contractor or Permit Place to find out if a building permit is required.

Having a code enforcement officer write you a citation for failure to apply for a building permit can be embarrassing and very expensive. Your neighbors and friends will wonder why your work has been stopped.

We get calls every week complaining that a building inspector has put a “red tag” on a surprised homeowner’s job site. Besides stopping the project, the building department can force you to uncover the work so it can be inspected. This is after they have required you to hire an engineer to produce drawings and calculations proving you are complying with the codes.

Go back to our home page and click on Permitting 101 . This free information from Permit Place will tell you what needs to be permitted.

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