How do I get a permit for work that’s already been done?
In these situations our primary goal is to work with a homeowner to ensure that the home is safe and to help you protect your most valuable investment. If a homeowner discovers they did not obtain a permit when required, they do not necessarily have to tear the project down and start over. Plans can be submitted that show the work that was done without a permit. If the alteration can meet the applicable codes, it can be approved, however our inspectors will not approve something they cannot see and may require small sections of wall or roof covering be removed to verify the construction meets the code. There can be no guarantee that some changes may need to be made, and some may not be easy to accomplish. Penalties can be levied for those who refuse to comply with the law.

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1. What is the purpose of permits and codes?
2. What codes are applicable?
3. Is there any work I can do without a permit?
4. How do I get a permit for work that’s already been done?
5. Can I prepare my own plans?
6. How detailed do the plans need to be?
7. How do I determine my property line location? Isn’t my front property line at the edge of the street?
8. Where do I get a site plan?
9. If I own the property can I do the work myself?