What Would You Do? Permit Or No Permit - General DIY Discussions - Page 3 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Forum > General DIY Discussions


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2012, 04:53 PM   #31
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Illinois, Chicago area
Posts: 314
Rewards Points: 268

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.


packer_rich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2012, 09:37 PM   #32
Missouri Bound's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Almost Arkansas
Posts: 2,764
Rewards Points: 2,000

[quote=jocgrtgvds;897731]Taxes will not enhance an awesome offer as well as the slightly heightened valuation is some thing an appraiser for just about any lasting proprietor will appear at to help a purchaser to acquire a bank loan to afford the investment.

What the are you talking about??
Do you want it your way or the right way?
Missouri Bound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #33
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25

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.
speedtree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #34
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 364
Rewards Points: 310

Originally Posted by Ravenworks View Post
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.


NewHomeDIYGuy is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wiring my own home in mass 2nd home Electrical 12 10-06-2011 12:32 PM
Is the GC responsible for paying for building permit? sfsolar Building & Construction 8 01-04-2011 08:13 PM
Roof permit inspection WillK Roofing/Siding 0 12-21-2010 08:09 AM
Basement ceiling height & Permit troubles mayo302 Building & Construction 5 06-04-2010 09:21 PM
No Permit for my Porch and Deck jokiddjr Building & Construction 15 06-13-2007 10:34 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1