What good does a permit do?

Your permit allows the building safety inspector to protect the public by reducing the potential hazards of unsafe construction and ensuring public health, safety and welfare. By following code guidelines, your project will meet minimum standards of safety and will be less likely to cause injury to you, family, friends, future occupants, and the public.


Your home or business is an investment. If your construction project does not comply with the codes adopted by the federal, state, or city, the value of your investment could be reduced. Property insurers may not cover work done without permits and inspections.  


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1. What is a building permit?
2. When do you need a permit?
3. How do I get a permit?
4. What usually requires a permit?
5. What good does a permit do?
6. What is the process for obtaining a permit?
7. How do I get a Certificate of Occupancy?