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Why do you need a building permit?
There are several reasons why a building permit benefits everyone. Consumers who may not have construction expertise will have an experienced inspector to help with many aspects of the construction process. Insurance companies may not cover claims from policyholders / homeowners that do not have a permit or do not have their work inspected.

Having an inspector review work that has been done assures the minimum code is met. A building permit allows the code official to ensure public health, safety, and welfare by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of life safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you and others.

Building permits increase the value of your property by showing potential buyers construction work was completed and checked in a legal and proper manner. In addition, building permits produce historical records of maintenance and remodeling work for each property.

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1. Why do you need a building permit?
2. What sort of work do I need a permit for?
3. What is the cost of the required permit?
4. Who may obtain a building permit?
5. At what times during construction is an inspection required?
6. What procedure do I follow when I need an inspection?
7. What are the parking requirements for my project?
8. What are the landscaping requirements for my project?
9. Do I need a permit to place a sign on my building or property?
10. How long is a permit valid?
11. How many copies of my building plans will I need to turn into the Building Department?
12. How long will it take for my plans to be reviewed by the Building Department?
13. Do I need a permit to build a shed?