FAQ Topic: Building Codes

Do I need to post my building permit in my window?

Yes, it is necessary for each inspection that the set of approved plans, and the original yellow Building Permit inspection card be available to the Inspector at the time of each inspection. The inspector will check the actual construction against the approved plans and sign-off on the Building Permit card.

Do all permits need inspections?

Yes.  After your permit is issued, an inspection(s) will be required. Depending on the scope of your project, inspections may be required for foundation, framing, plumbing, electrical and similar work. A final inspection is required on all permits.

What do I need to know when hiring a contractor or remodeler?

No contractor or subcontractor in the building trades shall perform any work within the City without first obtaining a certificate of registration from the Building Commissioner. You may contact the Building Department to verify if a contractor is registered.

Can I do the work myself or do I need to hire a contractor?

A homeowner owner may perform work on a single family dwelling in which he/she permanently resides. This exemption will not apply to the owner of a premise which is rented or leased. The homeowner shall submit a notarized affidavit to the Building Commissioner stating the nature and extent of the work to be performed. Any work … Continued

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