Applying for the proper permits is an important part of any building project. Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the building codes, the value of your investment could be reduced. Also, insurance companies may not cover work or damages caused by construction done without permits and inspections.
Obtaining a permit allows the code official to reduce potential hazards of unsafe construction. By following code guidelines, your completed project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, your family and your friends or future owners. Mandatory inspections complement the contractor's experience and act as a system of checks and balances resulting in a safer project.
Construction without the proper permits may be subject to removal or other costly remedies.
Please refer to the
Building Permit Checklist for more details on what you will need to complete the application.