If compliance with the code, zoning ordinances and other applicable regulations is approved and a permit issued. If compliance is not determined, your application as submitted will be denied. If you are refused a building permit, you can correct the Code violations or appeal the decision.
5. Receive Permit
The building permit is the document granting legal permission to start construction. You must proceed as approved in the review process. If a fee is required, it will be collected at this time. The permit fee helps defray the cost of the Code Official’s time spent in the application process, the review process and on-site inspection process. The fee also gives you access to the Code Official’s knowledge and experience when and if you have any questions about your construction project. An additional fee for services, such as water connection and surveys, may be required.
Inspections required for your project will be indicated on the permit. Most building departments require you to post the building permit in a window or other prominent place at the construction site, keep a copy of the building plans at the site, and bring any proposed changes to the attention of the Code Official immediately. Changes will require a review and approval in the same manner as the original application.
6. Arrange Inspection Visits
Each major phase of construction must be inspected by the Code Official to make certain the work conforms to the Code, the building permit and the approved plans. The person responsible for the construction project must request each inspection.
Normally, 24 to 48 hours advance notice is required.
If an inspector finds that some work does not conform to approved plans, the inspector will advise (and possibly provide written notice) that the situation is to be remedied. If the violation is serious, a stop work order may be posted until the problem is resolved. Another inspection may be necessary before work is resumed.