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zken 04-06-2010 11:55 AM

Carport Conversion Maricopa County AZ
I recently purchased a house with a double carport in maricopa county arizona. the carport side wall was partially filled in and had a supporting post and beam. The front of the carport was a supporting beam.

We filled in the side with fence panels with small holes in it to let the area breathe and put in some 2x6 plus matching wall boards on the sides and top of the front to get a 16 by 7 opening and exactly match the exterior. This change was done to building code specs.

How long to wait before we wait before hanging the garage door? Here to get a permit its $500 for unnecessary engineering drawings and $600 for the permit.


Scuba_Dave 04-06-2010 12:44 PM

What do you mean how long do you wait ?
Get a permit

Ron6519 04-06-2010 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by lanemiller (Post 424836)
When I purchased my house in Tacoma, it had a carport front of the garage, and what we did was put in new studs, with a pressure treated 2x6 on the slab, just for a fill to put on the t111 siding, and took the existing garage door off and moved it to the new front. In the way of building, you aren't really messing with anything covered in any inspections, whether it be energy or structural, I don't see why you would need a permit. It's the same as building a shed in your yard.

You have an incorrect understanding of the actual issues. Just because you, "don't see why", doesn't make your actions or your posting factual.
It leads the uniformed to do things that are unsafe and/or against building code.

Scuba_Dave 04-06-2010 03:57 PM

So you are saying the weight of a 16' garage door has not effect ?
That once enclosed with the door open wind pushing into that space has no effect ?
That enclosing that area that used to be cooled by a breeze & will now hold the heat has no effect?
An improperly built structure does not add to the integrity of any building

vsheetz 04-06-2010 05:43 PM

There are lots of threads and discussions here regarding permits. If you are required to have a permit for the project - well, then you need a permit... and should get one.

Scuba_Dave 04-06-2010 05:48 PM

Building permits protect the next owner of the property. One person adds on, then another person adds on, before long you have a piece of junk standing that might fall over on its own DO NOT encourage people to avoid the permit process on this site

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