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1. What is the purpose of building codes and permits?
2. What codes apply to my project?
3. Is there any work I can do on commercial property 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. Who can apply for a permit?
8. What are my permit fees going to be?
9. Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to do the work?
10. What is the local wind speed and snow load?
11. What is Eugene’s seismic zone?
12. Do I need fire sprinklers in my building?
13. What plans can be submitted as deferred submittals?

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1. Can I have an outdoor fire in a fire pit or fire ring in my backyard?
2. How does the minimum Gallons per Minutes at fire hydrants work and who's in charge?
3. Will I need to sprinkler my new building/house?
4. What will my Fire fees be for my permit? Sprinklers? Alarms?
5. What do you look at during the Fire inspection?
6. Where is the fire hydrant for my project?
7. Do I really need to submit a complete Hazardous Materials Inventory Sheet (HMIS)?
8. How high can storage be stacked without needing sprinklers? With sprinklers?
9. Where can I get a copy of the Yellow Book (Fire Protection System Design, Installation & Maintenance Guide0?

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. Who can apply for a permit?
3. What are my permit fees going to be?
4. Can I pay my fees online?
5. How long does it take to get a permit?
6. How long will my application remain active?
7. How long will my permit remain active?
8. Why do I need an erosion permit?
9. How can I look up permit information on my property?
10. What are my permit fees going to be?

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1. What is my property zoned?
2. What is zoning?
3. Where can I build on my property?
4. Can I create an additional house or dwelling on my property?
5. Can I build a fence without a permit?
6. Can I have farm animals on my property?
7. Can I operate a business out of my home?
8. What type of signs can I have for my business?
9. How can I determine where my property line is located?

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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?

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1. What is a site development permit?
2. When is a site development permit required?
3. What is the difference between a site development permit and a PEPI permit?
4. What is the difference between a site development permit and a phased permit?
5. Why are there separate processes for site development permits and phased permits?
6. If there is a pending land use application (such as site review or subdivision), can I prep the ground?
7. Can a site development permit be submitted before approval of the land use application?
8. Can I submit a site development permit application, if the PEPI hasn’t been approved?
9. How much does a site development permit cost?
10. Who will do the inspections for the site development permit?

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1. What is the purpose of a sign permit?
2. What kinds of signs are allowed?
3. What is the zone of my property?
4. What is not allowed?
5. Are sign permits required?
6. How do I obtain a sign permit?
7. How much do sign permits cost?
8. How long does a sign plan review take?
9. When is a a building permit required for a sign?
10. When can signs be installed?
11. Can I check the status of my sign permit?