What happens if I don’t get a permit?

If a permit is not obtained when needed prior to construction you have violated Township and State regulations and are subject to fines and penalties. In addition, you will be required to obtain permits for the work and the work must pass inspection or be corrected. Otherwise, the site will have to be returned to its original condition.

Remember: Construction codes were created for safety reasons. Work built without a permit can be unsafe, no matter how good it looks to the untrained eye.

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1. What are permits and why do I need one?
2. When do I need a construction permit?
3. Are permits needed for all home improvements?
4. Where do I get a permit?
5. What steps are involved in the process?
6. How long does it take to get a permit?
7. What is the cost of a permit?
8. What happens if I don’t get a permit?
9. What if I get a permit but don’t call for inspections?
10. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
11. Who prepares the required plans?
12. What about inspections?