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Do I Need a Permit for My Home Improvement Project?

Do I Need a Permit for My Home Improvement Project?

Check with your local building department before beginning

home improvement projects.  Requirements vary, but many building

departments require permits for home improvement projects,

including electrical, mechanical, structural or plumbing work. 

As a result of getting a permit, an inspector will check the work.

Inspections provide a measure of safety to protect your life

and property. 

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Projects That Usually Require Permits: 
•     Re-roofing 
•     Installing electrical outlets 
•     Windows 
•     Remodeling kitchens or bathrooms 
•     Installing a pool, spa or hot tub 
•     Building an addition, including seasonal rooms 
•     Installing appliances and replacements such as furnaces, boilers,   
      water heaters, fireplaces and space heaters 
•     Building a tall fence—over 6 feet in height

If you are planning to make home improvements, contact your local

building department (616-949-3765) to find out what building code

provisions apply in your area and if you need a permit.

 

Note: Many contractors will apply for the permit and schedule the

final inspections.  Be sure to find out if your contractor supplies

this service.

 

Before undertaking a home improvement project, check out the 

Cost VS Value 2010 Report From National Association of Realtors.

It will tell you local values on popular home improvement projects.

 

Syndicated from Grand Rapids Real Estate..

 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • May 16 2011 10:10AM
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