When is a permit required?
Appropriate permits are required for any building construction, alteration, or repair involving new or changed uses of property (other than ordinary repairs). Separate permits are required for building, electrical, heating, air conditioning and plumbing work.

Exception: Permits shall not be required for any work costing $5,000 or less on 1 and 2 family dwellings, unless the work involves: the addition, repair, or replacement of load bearing structures; the addition or change in the design of a plumbing system; the addition, replacement or change in the design of a heating or air conditioning system; the addition, replacement or change in the design of an electrical system; and the use of materials not permitted by the code.

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1. When is a permit required?
2. How much will my permit cost?
3. When does a permit expire?
4. How is my work inspected?
5. Do I need to have my building plans reviewed?
6. When are sealed plans required?
7. Which edition of the codes are you using?