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When do I need a permit?
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

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1. When do I need a permit?
2. How long will it take to get a permit?
3. When is it OK to do work without a permit?
4. If I am only adding is an interior non-bearing wall, do I need a permit?
5. Are permit fees refundable?
6. Do I need an appointment to apply for a permit?
7. May I start work before my permit is issued?
8. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
9. Is a permit required for a detached storage/play shed?
10. When is a Demolition Permit required?
11. May I pay extra to expedite my permit?
12. May I build my house or addition myself?
13. May I draw my own plans or do I need an architect?
14. When do I need to hire an engineer?
15. Who has to pick up the building permit?
16. May I mail in permits and fees?
17. We are painting the exterior of our house. Is a permit required for this?
18. How long is my permit valid?
19. How do I extend my permit?
20. What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?

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