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Fees are generally based on the value of the work, including all related labor materials and equipment costs as specified in the most recent fee schedule. Please see the link to the fee schedule on the Inspectional Services home page.
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Work authorized under a particular permit must begin within 6 months of the date of issuance. Once work begins, it must continue at a reasonable pace toward completion. Both permits and applications that are inactive for 6 months or more can be deemed expired. However, we evaluate each case as it is presented. Often, there can be justifiable causes for delays and we try to be as accommodating as possible, especially in cases where there are no effective changes to the codes or other regulations affecting the project.
This depends on the complexity of the project. Simple projects can often issue right away if all documentation is provided upon application. For larger, more complex projects, such as new homes and additions, we try to do the initial review within 30 days of the application date. If the review reveals that plans and documents need additional information, the applicant is notified of the deficiencies and usually, it is up to the designer(s) to make the corrections. If all corrections are made, permits are often issued within one or two weeks of the re-submittal.
The Building Inspectors have “walk-in” hours each morning from 8 to 10 am. Other times are available by appointment, only. Much of an Inspector's time is spent out of the office performing various required inspections or time may be dedicated to performing a plan review of a large or complex project. This schedule enables us to manage all of our various functions in an efficient manner.
Permits for simple projects such as roofing, siding, or window replacement can be handled electronically. The online system has a chat feature that enables staff to communicate with applicants if and when additional information is needed. Many renovation projects, however, require some degree of review and interaction with an inspector and this is best done in person.