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The Frustrations of Obtaining a Building Permit continued

Written by John Rinaldi - Architect on August 29th, 2008

As a further note to obtaining information from a Senior Planner in your area -

Ask if there are any other environmental issues, ordinances or requirements that might impact your project. This applies whether you are considering a home on acreage, on a city lot, a commercial project, or any other category of building.

Present issues which could affect your making a decision are:
1. Environmental – ask about the issues
2. Fire sprinklers
3. Water connection fees
4. Sewer connection fees
5. Well report requirements
6. School fees
7. All the other fees that the city or county requires to obtain a building permit
8. And again – be sure to hire an Architect to check and re-check the information obtained

Most governmental agencies try to be informed, but from personal experience, I have learned that one sector sometimes doesn’t get all the information from another sector, which could affect your decision to proceed with your project.

Good luck – I hope your experience is positive!

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