What are the benefits of a building permit?
There are several advantages to doing home improvement projects with a building permit. Topmost, is that getting a permit brings you the services of the building inspector. The inspector approves each phase of the construction process to ensure work is done safely and properly. Inspectors can also advise on how to proceed if you get stuck.
Secondly, there are legal and financial liabilities that you face when you do not get a permit. Work without a permit is illegal and could pose serious complications when you try to sell your property. It there is a fire in your house, your insurance company may use the illegal work as an excuse not to pay on your claim.
Building without a permit may result in added cost, and even an order to stop construction, until the proper permits have been obtained.

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1. What are the benefits of a building permit?
2. Am I required to get a building permit?
3. What work is exempt from a permit?
4. What about zoning?