Possible Penalties. The penalties for not having building permits can be severe, depending on the nature and extent of the work being done on the house and local building codes. Among the possible penalties are: • Fines that cost multiple times the price of the original permit. • Having to gut a completed addition and rebuild it up to code.What is the permit inspection process?
Permit Inspection Process. One of the most valuable steps in the permitting process is having the work looked at by someone who knows how it should look. If you are doing the work yourself, then it is another set of eyes checking things out. If you are hiring a contractor to do the work, having it inspected reassures you that the work is meeting the safety requirements established in the statewide building code.What is a building permit?
Building Permits. Building permits are a type of authorization that must be granted by a government or other regulatory body before the construction of a new or existing building can legally occur. The U.S. Census Bureau reports the finalized number of the total monthly building permits on the 18th working day of every month.