Can I apply for the permit for the contractor?

No. The contractor must take out a building permit. When the contractor signs the permit, they are agreeing to do the work according to code. If you sign for the permit, you are liable for correcting the contractor's work if it should fall short of City adopted code standards. Before your project begins, insist on seeing the permit. During the course of your project, monitor your contractor’s inspection records. This protects homeowners from being responsible for code violations and ensures project completion.

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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?