What if I don't get a permit?

If a permit, when needed, is not obtained before construction, you have violated City codes and regulations and may be subject to fines and penalties. You will be required to obtain permits for the work and it must pass inspection, or you will have to return the structure or site to its original condition.

Remember: Construction codes were created for safety reasons. Work built without a permit can be unsafe, no matter how good it looks.

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1. When is a permit not necessary?
2. What permits do I need for remodeling or adding improvements to my home?
3. What are permits, and why do I need one?
4. When do I need a construction permit?
5. Where do I get a permit?
6. How long does it take to get a permit?
7. What are construction hours?
8. What is zoning?
9. What about other approvals or permits?
10. What if I don't get a permit?
11. Who should obtain the permit?
12. Can I do the work myself, or do I have to hire a contractor?
13. Who draws up the plans?
14. What about inspections?
15. What if I have a permit but never called for an inspection?