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Why do I need a building permit? On the face of it, it certainly seems like a pain in the neck. After all, you only want to replace a window or replace part of the roofing. Really, what’s the point? Well the point is – water and keeping it out! But it goes further than that…
Getting a permit really helps you, the property owner a lot. If you use a contractor, we check whether they are licensed with the state. We also check to see if they are licensed to do the type of work you want them to do: roofing, framing, concrete, etc. By being licensed, you can be reasonably certain they are insured, which is important.
Your permit is reviewed to see if the work complies with the applicable building code. Yes there is more than one building code and your project may fall under one or more of these.
Building codes provide a framework for determining whether your project meets minimum standards to ensure basic public health, safety and general welfare.
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