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Old 04-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #31
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All cons no Pros. Get the permit, talk nice to the people at the building dept. and be nice to the inspectors. They'll remember being treated like human beings and can also be helpful when it comes to making changes to satisfy code. Good luck and always do the right thing.
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In my city the project must meet a certain dollar amount to trigger an assessment. It's pretty high so it could be the same where you are. Give a call to the building inspector and ask.

Just because your property is assessed at a higher value and your tax value goes up does not instantly make your house more valuable. There are plenty of houses out there assessed at more than the homeowner could sell it for on the market. You will get whatever the market will bear. I would rather buy a nice house assessed at a lower value and thus lower taxes, than the same house assessed at some inflated value.
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I agree,100%
If I am doing something serious with liability I will get a permit.
If I am doing a weekend project there is little chance me getting a permit for work being done at my home.The reason I do most of my own work is I got tired of not getting things done the WAY I want it done.
Let me explain the word way,to me it means "High Standards"
I'm of the same belief. If something is substantial that could involve some serious liability (or it's going to be obvious to neighbors/etc.), I'll get a permit. I'm going to be building a deck, and for that I'll get a permit, but for a lot of smaller projects around the house, it seems like a complete waste of time and money. I attended a plumbing class given by the county, and the plumber strongly encouraged homeowners to pull permits for just about anything (new recessed lights, installing a new light, redoing a bathroom, etc). That just seemed ridiculous to me. Then again, I like to understand EVERYTHING I'm doing, and don't half ass anything.

By all means though, if anyone's ever unsure of what they're doing, sure it makes sense to get a permit and your work inspected.
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