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Building FAQs

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Building Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Is there a list of approved student homes?

  • What do I need to do to install a pool?

  • Where do I secure permits for various projects and home improvements?

  • What is the zoning classification of my property?

  • May I, as the property owner, perform my own plumbing and electrical work?

  • What are the requirements for building an addition or expanding my residential property?

  • Is a permit required when the homeowner is doing the work?

  • How many sets of plans are required to make application for a permit?

  • How long is the plan review process?

  • What are your present permit fees?

  • What is your fax number?

  • Does your office have any original house plans?

  • Can I get copies of my house plans?

  • I have an abandoned underground fuel oil tank on my property. Does it have to be removed and who can remove it?

  • How long is the process to receive a resale certificate?

  • Can you recommend a contractor?

  • Do you maintain a file for contractors?

  • What codes do you enforce?