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What documentation should I bring with me to obtain a Building Permit?
Certain documentation is required to apply for a building permit. A complete application will include the application form and two copies of floor plans drawn to scale. In most cases (i.e. building an addition or detached structure), two copies of the land survey with a detailed description of the future work is also required.

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1. When do I need a Building Permit?
2. When is a permit not required?
3. What documentation should I bring with me to obtain a Building Permit?
4. Who should apply for a building permit the property owner or the contractor?
5. How long does residential plan review take?
6. How long does commercial plan review take?
7. What documentation is required for a tent?
8. What documentation is required for a pier, bulkhead, and/or rip-rap?
9. What documentation do I need to put up a shed or fence?
10. What is a zoning certificate?
11. What are the typical setbacks for residential properties?
12. Where can a fence go on a residential corner lot?
13. What is required for Plumbing, Mechanical, Electrical or Elevator Permits?
14. What type of permit is required for a gas line?
15. What is required for a Certificate of Occupancy?
16. How do I get historical information about permits on a property that I am interested in buying or just bought?
17. How do I request an inspection?
18. How much does a permit cost?