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Old 10-01-2012, 12:41 PM   #16
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Consequences of not pulling a permit?

OP - pull the permit. It's better to be safe than sorry and this way you CYA.
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Consequences of not pulling a permit?

Originally Posted by allthumbsdiy View Post
I also vote for getting a permit. Assuming it would cost around 60-70 bucks (wires, boxes, cover plates, staples, etc.), my electrical permit would be around 10-15 bucks.

You would also get a validation from a professional inspector that your work was done properly.

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Agree pulling new circuit is something that even professionals consider major…just pull a permit and avoid any problems down the line.
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Consequences of not pulling a permit?

I hope they didn't wait almost 2 years to decide to get the permit.
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If you are worried your work will not pass inspection, then all the more reason to get a permit! Think about that...
If I couldn't do something as simple as installation of a new circuit like the OP wants without worrying if it would pass code, I wouldn't do DIY at all. A few minutes with the right book and almost anybody would know enough to do it safely. I surely wouldn't get a permit for a job like that.
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Consequences of not pulling a permit?

Depends on how risk adverse you are. Around here no one would get a permit for something like that.

I just had a small addition put on. The contractor got a permit because I insisted on it, but he assured me it wasn't necessary. The inspector said he was glad to do it, but agreed it wasn't necessary.

But in the nearby city, I know buildings have actually been demolished because they were built without proper permits.

I am going to guess that San Jose is closer to the city than it is to my town.

Interestingly, when I sold my house last year the buyer did not check the boxes making it contingent on proper permits being on file; so go figure.

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