Do I need building permit to remodel my bathroom?

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Old 04-12-06, 09:02 AM
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Do I need building permit to remodel my bathroom?

I also have to replace a couple patches of floor that was bad because of the years of accumulation of dog urine. Do I need a permit for that?
 
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Old 04-12-06, 10:17 AM
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Check with your local building department if you want to be sure, but generally speaking, if your doing structural work (moving walls, changing door or window openings) or moving/adding plumbing, or electrical work, you probably need a permit. Simply repairing or replacing finishes or fixtures...probably not.
 
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Old 04-12-06, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by lzhang
I also have to replace a couple patches of floor that was bad because of the years of accumulation of dog urine. Do I need a permit for that?
Based on what you're saying... I'd guess "NO".... Get after it - and then get rid of the dog....
 
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Old 04-13-06, 08:15 AM
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Thank you,
I guess they would ask you to apply for a permit as long as your open the wall and touch the studs, although you just change the tub and bad faucet. But I saw my neighbors just called in a professional plumber and did the same without a permit. That's why I'm thinking of doing it myself (with my friend who is a part time plumber).
 
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Old 04-13-06, 08:24 AM
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What it boils down to is that you (as the home owner) can do any work you want to without a permit or inspections. Then comes the part where you decide to sell the house. If a home inspector notices the work, he will put it on his list that goes to the potential buyer. They can/will request info as to if a permit was issued. If the work done causes a problem where damage to the home is turned into the insurance company, they will also want to know if any "new work" had a permit.
It is basically a safety issue. Especially when it comes to electrical, plumbing, and structural. Good luck.
 
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Old 04-13-06, 12:07 PM
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Izhang: At the last building code symposium I attended one of the speakers stated that less than 80 percent of US municipalities enforced building codes - but that over 95 percent of the US population was regulated by building codes. Your question alone suggests that yours is a municipality that has code - so the only source for sound advice is (as Dino suggested) your local construction office. Only they know. OVD
 
 

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