What is a permit?

A permit is a license allowing you or a contractor to perform work on your house or building. It is issued to the owner or the owner’s agent, such as the contractor, sub-contractor or other person responsible for the work being done, and it identifies the required inspections. Permitting requirements are governed by City ordinances, zoning regulations, and various state building code requirements. Some work may not require zoning or building permits but, nonetheless, must still comply with the applicable codes.
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