Should I take the permit out for my contractor?

Do not take out a building permit for the contractor. When the contractor signs the permit, the contractor is agreeing to do the work according to code. If you sign for the permit, you are liable for correcting the contractor's work if it should fall short of City or State building code standards. Make sure your contractor has a permit and that the contractor calls for inspections. An inspection card will be issued and should be displayed near the work area.

When each inspection has been completed, the City's Inspector will sign the card. When the final inspection is approved, the inspectors' signatures are your assurance that the work has been properly inspected and no violations of the building code were discovered. You should pay for the work only after it has passed final inspection.

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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?