How long does it take to obtain a permit?
The amount of time before a permit is issued often varies. Projects involving a great scope of work may and usually do take longer to review and issue than a permit to install a new roof surface. If all required information is included this will help expedite the review process. Permits authorizing roofing, siding, interior bath or kitchen remodeling and similar work are usually issued in less that an week after submission. Larger projects especially those that require the review of other departments can take several weeks especially if plans submitted require revisions or additional information is required causing a delay. The required permit fee must also be paid prior to issuing a permit. Though previous codes required the building official to review and grant or deny an application in writing within thirty days, the current code is not prescriptive and requires it be done in a reasonable amount of time.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Can I do the construction myself? If so, do I have to be licensed?
3. Can I apply for a permit application? My contractor told me to apply for the permit.
4. How do I apply for a permit?
5. Can I begin work once I submit my online permit application?
6. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
7. How do I schedule a plumbing/gas inspection?
8. Can I do my own wiring, plumbing or gas work on my own residence?
9. Do I need a permit for an above ground swimming pool?
10. When are wiring inspections performed?