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Which residential projects require a build permit?

by Susan Kay Holler 05/04/2022

Before you make any major changes to your property, investigate what type of build permit you need. Even if you’re just remodeling your home, construction permits are required for most projects. Here is a basic guide to the types of major home remodeling projects requiring a permit:

Demolition

If you’re demolishing any outdoor or indoor structure, you’ll need a residential building permit. Any significant remodel involving demolition requires an interior remodeling permit and an inspection to ensure proper debris removal.

Interior remodeling

Major changes to the interior of your home require a remodeling permit. You don’t need a permit to paint, wallpaper or replace furniture. However, for projects like full bathroom or kitchen renovations involving plumbing and electrical systems, you will require a permit.

Additions

Are you thinking about adding space or extra rooms to your home? If so, a construction permit is required to make sure the work is done correctly and safely. Some common examples of such projects include building a guest suite or expanding the garage.

Decks without a roof

Building a deck requires a permit, especially if it’s off the ground. This type of permit ensures proper quality for safety reasons. Having a permit prevents you from being liable if a guest happens to injure themselves due to poor deck building practices.

Roofing for decks or patios

If you already have a deck or patio and want to build a roof over it, make sure to obtain a construction permit. This also includes any trellises or large pergolas.

Permanent water features

Adding a permanent pool, hot tub, spa or pond requires a specific building permit. These permits are required to prevent accidental issues with local water systems and the property itself.

While the construction permit process might seem tedious, it’s important to obtain the necessary permissions before making significant changes to your home or property. Keep these projects in mind if you’re planning any major renovations.

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Susan Kay Holler

From my three-year experience as a Legal Assistant to a real estate attorney, I gained invaluable insight and knowledge regarding the workings of the legal and technical aspects involved in real estate, from dealing with the intricate issues of land use, to assisting with closings. From my years as a Marketing Director for a real estate company, I have developed specialized marketing skills, which I have utilized in developing my unique and successful marketing style and approach. With my experience as a graphic designer, I have developed an ability to grab the viewer’s eye, which I apply to my real estate marketing and direct marketing materials in order to best present my customers’ properties in an eye-catching manner that sets them apart from the rest. In today’s market, it is important to not only find the right property for the right person, is it also valuable to be well versed in short sales and foreclosures. I am a Short Sale and Foreclosure Specialist and am proud of being able to help many sellers out of stressful situations by successfully closing their short sales.