Depending on the scope of your
project and where it’s located, permitting can take a day, months or even
years. You should have some idea ahead of filing for permits about the length
of the process, which will allow you to identify a likely start date for your
project. Permit fees can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of
dollars, depending on where you live and how big your project is.
Renovations that likely require a permit:
Footprint Changes: Any alteration to the footprint of your home requires a permit. This includes bedrooms, room additions, most decks, garages and some sheds.
New Windows: Replacing an existing window doesn't require a permit, but cutting a hole for a new window generally does. This includes skylights and new doors.
Structural Changes: Any project involving changes to the support system of the home requires a permit. This may include changes to load-bearing walls, decks, balconies and porches.
Siding: Most municipalities require a permit for siding projects.
Total Cost: Some municipalities include language requiring a permit if a renovation or construction project costs more than a certain amount; this may be $5,000 or more.
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