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When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit?

When you run a new electric circuit?
Or a new sub-panel?
Do something that you haven't done before and just want it checked?

How about if you replace all your faucets?
Replace a toilet?
Turn a Tub/Shower into a full shower?
Add a complete bathroom in the basement?

Or,
Replace an Exterior Door or Window with one the similar size?
Knock down a non-load bearing wall?
Replace an exterior window or door with a larger one?
Move an exterior door or window to a new location?

How about if you convert your basement to a livable area by adding 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom?
 

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When, as a DIY'er, not as a professional, do you feel it necessary to pull a permit?

When you run a new electric circuit?
Or a new sub-panel?
Do something that you haven't done before and just want it checked?

How about if you replace all your faucets?
Replace a toilet?
Turn a Tub/Shower into a full shower?
Add a complete bathroom in the basement?

Or,
Replace an Exterior Door or Window with one the similar size?
Knock down a non-load bearing wall?
Replace an exterior window or door with a larger one?
Move an exterior door or window to a new location?

How about if you convert your basement to a livable area by adding 2 bedrooms, and a bathroom?
Ayuh,..... Ask yer questions only once, 'n in only one forum,......

I've already answered this, in a different forum here at Diy chatroom,....
 

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At depends on where you live but keep in mind the inspections are mostly about keeping a house safe to live.
I live in what was a new subdivision, actually I built most of the houses. The city does not allow suites. 3/4s of the houses have suites, one neighbour asked the city what he would have to do to get permits, the guy at the desk said, why not just build it like everyone else has.
But some cities and insurance companies and Home owner groups can get really picky about not having permits.
 
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