What is a building permit?

A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with the approved drawings and specifications. The drawings and specifications must be approved and a permit issued by the City of Elk River. The purpose of the permit is to ensure that the building project meets minimum safety, zoning and aesthetic requirements enforced by the City of Elk River and required by the State Building Code. 

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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?