Get Your Preliminary Information
It’s important to know that as a property owner, you have no real property rights when you’re developing your property. You are governed by layer upon layer of rules, regulations and ordinances: local, regional, state and federal.
It’s best, therefore, to hire a knowledgeable Architect who is familiar with all of these very restrictive laws.
Also, as a property owner requiring to build a project on your property, it’s best to check with your local Planning Department, to orient you to all of the requirements that pertain to you.
Be sure to keep complete notes of your meeting, and get the business card of the person who is giving you this information. It is best if this person is a senior planner. This is a preliminary meeting, and the information you receive about restrictions and fees can sometimes affect your decision to build or not to build.
If you would like to proceed, then you should see an Architect, who can help you with the myriad details of your project. Please feel free to contact our office, we are always more than happy to consult and help.