When can I start working on my project?
Projects that require a permit must not be started until after the permit has been issued and the required fees have been paid. When work must be performed in an emergency situation, an application for approval shall be submitted to Construction Services within the next business day. The Building Official will determine whether or not the situation legitimately constituted an emergency. If any work is performed without a permit, and the above emergency stipulations are not met; then work will be required to stop immediately, and penalty fees will be applied.

It is in the owner’s and all occupants’ best interests to make sure that work does not start until after the permit is issued for many reasons. During the course of the plan review process, it may be determined that a project is unable to be permitted, or the plans may be required to change. If this happens and work has already started, then the owner is subjecting himself to higher construction costs and a delayed time of completion.

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1. What is a permit?
2. How do I get a permit?
3. Do I need a permit?
4. When does my permit expire?
5. How long does it take to get a permit?
6. How much does a permit cost, and when do I pay for it?
7. What are the different types of permits?
8. How many copies of plans do I need to turn in?
9. When can I start working on my project?
10. Can I start demolition without a permit?
11. What inspections are required and when?
12. How do I schedule an inspection?
13. How far in advance to I have to schedule an inspection?
14. Do I have to be licensed or registered to get a permit or do work?
15. What codes apply, and where can I get copies?
16. What is a Certificate of Occupancy?
17. Can I get a temporary certificate of occupancy?
18. What is a change of occupancy or change of use?
19. What are the different types of permit application forms, and where can I get them?
20. Who do I contact about work located in the public right-of-way?