What happens if I choose not to obtain the required permits?

The Building Official will issue a notice to obtain a permit. Once a permit is applied for the cost will be triple the fee for an after the fact permit. If no action is taken, a Notice of Violation will be issued and could result in fines being levied.

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1. Why do I need a permit?
2. When is a permit required?
3. How much will my permit cost?
4. What happens if I choose not to obtain the required permits?
5. Do I need a contractor?
6. If I use a contractor, what should I know to choose one?
7. How long does it take to get a permit?
8. What happens after the permit is issued?
9. How much time do I have once the permit is issued?
10. Where is the Permitting office located?
11. What do I need in order to obtain a permit?
12. When may I start building?
13. When do I need inspections?
14. Can I change my mind about the way something looks or is done?
15. How long is a permit active?
16. Does the City require an approval letter from a condominium or homeowners association?
17. What types of exterior projects require a permit?
18. What is an Impervious Calculation Worksheet?
19. What types of interior projects require a building permit?
20. Is a permit required to install a heat pump or air-conditioning unit?
21. Is a permit required to install a new outlet, ceiling fan, or lighting fixture?
22. Is a permit required to install a new sink, toilet or hot water heater?