Follow these few simple steps to get a permit and peace of mind.

Obtaining a construction permit is usually a quick and easy process. Following these preliminary steps will save you valuable time and money down the line, as well as ensure the safety of your family and property.

  1. Locate Your Local Building Department Office
    Construction permits are issued at your local building department. Click here to locate the office nearest you by zip code.

  2. Complete The Permit Application –
    There are several ways to obtain a permit application. Call your local building department to find out if they have applications available online or at their office. Each building department has personnel and resources to assist you through the permit and inspection process.

    When requesting a permit through the mail, state your name, phone number, mailing address, job location and the type of permit application required. Permit applications can also be faxed to you.

  3. Pay The Fee
    Permit fees are based on the size and complexity of your project and are paid when the permit is issued. Permit fees and valuation tables are available at your local building department. Locate an office in your area. Then contact the office and a customer service representative can help you determine your fee.

    When faxing or mailing your permit application, enclose the fee in the form of a personal check or money order.

  4. Receive Your Permit
    A permit will be issued in the name of the party performing the work. With a permit, a certified inspector can examine the work to ensure that it is done safely and according to code.

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