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Old 09-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #1
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Stop work order permit

We got a building permit by the code officer and threek we later when we start building they put a stop order on us because the code officer forgot to send us to the planning board before issuing the permit. how cn I fight this


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Old 09-13-2010, 09:03 PM   #2
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Talk to the code officer
Go before the planning board

Where are you located ?


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Old 09-13-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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Try hard to smile and project an image that you want to work through it all. If you piss 'em off it may take 10 times longer, cost 10 times as much (even without court), and you still may lose.
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Old 09-14-2010, 02:27 AM   #4
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better they stop work now than to tell you "no, that just wont do, tear it all down. sorry for the mix-up"

My general rule of thumb when dealing with someone who can make your life hell (pretty much anyone if it comes right down to it) is: alway keep your cool and be polite. yelling may make you feal better that second, but can cost you dearly in the long run.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:32 AM   #5
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Depending on the municipality and the ordinances, this could be Subdivision and Land Development and\or Zoning ordinances, you will find that the hoops you have to jump through are all laid out in black and white. It sounds as though there has been a misunderstanding. Someone in a position of authority has erred for any of several reasons. There usually is no recourse worth the aggrivation much less the bad feelings that are created when this sort of thing happens. Now - were you out a thousand bucks or so - it would be time to seek council. I was involved in "small town" politics for years and know that often it is unfortunately best to accept the apology and move on.
If you don't have time to do it right, when will you ever have time to do it over?

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