Important Permit Information

If you’re planning a new building, you may think that getting a permit is something you don’t have to deal with until right before construction; however, you won’t be able to obtain a building permit unless your proposed building meets all the requirements for structure on your site or location.

Don’t assume that because the building you want is similar to your neighbor’s building that you won’t have problems. Every plot is unique, and building regulations change year to year.
A call to your municipal or county building code department will allow you to:

  1. Verify the property has the correct zoning for intended use
  2. Find out if you need approval from other city, county or state agencies
    a. Health department for septic
    b. Highway/street department approval; Driveway & culvert permits
  3. Determine if there are any square footage and/or height restrictions
  4. See if there are any special ordinances of covenants
  5. Check for any homeowner association requirements (some say siding & roofing must match the house)
  6. Ask about the setback requirements for the front, back and side property lines
  7. Determine where your property lines actually are
Remember, it is the law! Permits are required by ordinance. Work without a permit may be subject to removal or other costly remedies.

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Our buildings are virtually maintenance free, and you can have lots of flexibility with your building project. With a large variety of sizes, shapes, and an assortment of colors available, you can easily blend your new building with your existing home or business property.