Why do I need a permit?

Permits are required for a number of reasons:

  • It’s the law. State building codes require that permits be obtained for certain types of work. Permits provide a legal record of work performed.
  • Permits protect you, your family and your investment (they are designed to help ensure that licensed contractors do the work when required).
  • Inspections ensure that work is done safely and that it meets the minimum code requirements.
  • Minor problems that could lead to costly repairs, liability, and life/safety issues can be detected during permit inspections and brought to your attention before the situation worsens.
  • When selling property, the buyer, realtor and/or lender may require that unpermitted work be corrected, properly permitted, and inspected before closing.
  • Lack of permits and inspection approvals may void homeowner’s insurance.
  • Permit fees double if work is performed without one.

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1. What zone is my property located in?
2. Does my project need a permit?
3. Permitting your Manufactured or Mobile Home
4. Why do I need a permit?
5. Where can I get a permit?