Each home owner to plan a project, you must determine if the necessary authorization before proceeding with work. Foster improvement projects involving the structural work and electrical work or plumbing large authorization requests. This applies to both the do-it-yourself projects and work contracted to a general contractor or trades.
A building permit is a document (legal piece of paper) indicating the approval of the local building department was given to proceed with the construction or demolition. This document has a number. The amount is recorded in the local building department. The document must be placed in a visible place in the workplace. It is unlawful to start construction or demolition before the license is issued.
A license is required for the demolition and new construction. It is necessary for any additions or renovations of existing buildings as well. In some cities and countries permission is also required for a new fence, paneling, fireplaces and heaters in new wood.
A homeowner intends to carry out its construction activities in person may request such authorization. If an interior designer, architect or general contractor hired to do the work; they can apply for a permit to the owner.
A permit is required by the local building department. Local refers to a country, city or country where the work is taking place. A standard form is completed and submitted.
A design for simple projects or building designs for the most complex projects must also be submitted. There is a fee for each application.
Local building department of the application form of the clientele and image. They ensure that all building code standards are met before granting authorization. This procedure is in place for the health and safety of owners and communities. The method must comply with building codes for structural safety and prevent the risk of fire.
Permits for projects that are very simple can sometimes be issued the same day. More complex projects may take several weeks or months. It all depends on how busy it is at local building department. Always check with your local building department for information on the deposit, the cost and time required for the license to be issued.
After obtaining permission, the construction work can begin. Local building inspector to visit and inspect the work. He / she checks to make sure the work in accordance with the Building Code and approved plans.
Building inspector has the authority to stop work at any job. This occurs when a work site is unsafe or if the license is not seen or removed. He / she has the power to make all or part of the work is completed removed. This happens when it does not respect the rules or the code is not visible for inspection. For example, electrical or plumbing work must be checked before being closed.
It is important to note that the owner is responsible for ensuring that the consent was obtained for all work permit is required, if it is a do-it-yourself project or contracted projects.
Always check with your local building department before proceeding with projects to improve the house. They provide guidance for determining whether or not the necessary permission.