What is the penalty for building without a permit?

The cost of the required building permit will double as a penalty. You could incur daily penalties until the structure is brought into compliance. You may have to demolish the structure if it is found that the structure is located on your property in violation of existing city ordinances. See more information on who needs a permit.

Who needs a permit?

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1. Must plans be stamped?
2. Who may stamp plans?
3. How many sets of plans must be submitted?
4. What contractors are required?
5. Can I perform "Sweat Equity"?
6. What is the policy for moved buildings?
7. What is the policy on Manufactured Move-on Homes to be located outside a mobile home park?
8. What signatures are needed on permit applications, and who should take out the permit?
9. If I construct an addition or remodel, will I need to bring my existing building into compliance with current building codes?
10. Is a building permit required to re-roof your home? Either re-shingle, re-tar, or tar and gravel?
11. Is a building permit required to do a roof conversion?
12. What are simple joist, rafter and beam rules?
13. Should I shovel the snow off my roof?
14. Are weekend inspections available?
15. Do I need a permit to demolish a structure?
16. How long does it take to obtain a Demolition Permit?
17. How do I obtain a Demolition Permit?
18. What is a Contractor Verification Form and when do I need one?
19. What is a Landscape Agreement and when do I need one?
20. What is the penalty for building without a permit?