June 24th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier, CEO of Permit Us Now We have heard plenty of stories where building permits were not pulled.  From the project required a revised plan set to the homeowner was expected to pull permit to our staff was too busy.  Regardless of the reason, before any construction starts on an inground pool, all areas in the U.S. will require a residential building permit for installing the inground pool along with trade contractors obtaining their permits, if involved. So, when a…

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May 29th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier The truth is pulling a residential building permit when required is the right thing to do for your customer and it minimizes your liability as a contractor. It is exciting to see trucks rolling, hammers swinging, and a lot of contractors participating in the estimated $450 billion home remodeling market in the U.S. And while being busy, with a backlog, is preferred by most contractors, rushing from job-to-job to handle a bulging workload is not a reason to ignore…

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May 10th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier, Contributing Writer Architects, developers, contractors, project owners, and others involved in construction projects want to obtain building permits quick so construction can begin on time. When delays occur in processing building permits, for all parties involved in a particular construction project, frustrations begin to rise and thoughts of losing money on the project jump to the forefront as an imminent threat. To avoid headaches and the loss of time and money in…

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May 4th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier When faced with repeated delays in obtaining city building permits, do you continue to go back and forth to meet with the Plan Reviewers in hopes that today will be the magical day? Do you scratch your head and wonder what the notice on the website means when it says 15-day plan review process? If you are Contractor, you remain engaged with wishes that you can get started with your construction project soon. While City Permitting can be confusing and frustrating, many…

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April 25th, 2019

Contractors planning

By: Helen Callier Many home repairs do not require a permit and yet like clockwork, this time of year in late Spring, our phones start ringing with questions about when a permit is needed. From Contractors to home owners and even house flippers, here are a few questions that we have answered. We are widening our bathroom doors and upgrading our shower so my father’s wheelchair can pass through, do we need a building permit? Is a permit required for changing floors to…

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