Why do I need a building permit?

Many times your home is your single largest investment. If the construction project does not comply with codes adopted by the City, the value of your home investment could possibly be reduced. In addition, property insurers may not cover work done without proper permits and inspections. If a home or building is listed for sale, a potential buyer may examine City records to ensure proper permits and inspections were obtained.

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1. When am I required to have a permit?
2. Why do I need a building permit?
3. When is a permit not required?
4. Who can apply for a permit?
5. Can I apply for the permit for the contractor?
6. Is there a time limit or expiration date on permits?
7. Can I apply for a permit on-line?
8. Is a dumpster allowed?
9. Do I need a permit for a concrete patio?