New addition permits

Old 10-30-06, 06:49 AM
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New addition permits

Who is typically responsible for pulling permits on an addition? Would it be the GC or the home owner?
Old 10-30-06, 09:23 AM
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Typically, a GC will handle all the paperwork, etc... That's what you're paying him 15% of the total cost for....
Old 10-30-06, 09:55 AM
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It's a bit of a red flag if the GC wants the homeowner to get the permit. As the Zster said, this is just one of the hassles for which you're paying him.
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If there's a contractor involved, it is the CONTRACTOR'S duty and responsibility to pull the permits. In CA, it's NOT EVEN AN OPTION for the homeowner to do so!
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One of the required areas to fill out on a permit in most jurisdictions is the workmans comp information that you would not have the contractors information on. In most jurisdictions even in california there are owner/builder options. If you are using a contractor I would not expect you to have to use this option.

You should always verify in your state through the contractors licensing board that your contractor's license is still valid and he carries at least the minimum bonds as required by your state. Have your contractor provide all the information and even call his bonding company to verify that the bond is still active.

I hope this helps.

Brian Garrison

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