What good does a permit do?

Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by the City, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without proper permits and inspections. If you decide to sell your home or building, the potential buyer may examine our records to make sure the proper permits and inspections were obtained. 


Your permit also allows the code official to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety, and welfare. 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, your friends, or future owners.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. How long does it take to get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit to build a shed?
4. What good does a permit do?
5. Should I take the permit out for my contractor?
6. When is a permit not required?
7. How do I apply for an electrical permit?
8. Do I need a permit for a fence?
9. How long is my permit valid?