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Possible Permit problem. Need Help.

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So here is the deal. Since my city office was closed on Friday for Good Friday my dad and I got started on my new deck. We set the posts, stringers, joists, and floor board without a permit. This morning my conscience got the best of me and I went in and applied for a building permit. They want to come out for a hole inspection, but obviously our posts are already set. Is there anyway for me to get out of the permit and just continue building without an inspector coming out? Thanks for your input.

Joe
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No. Most building departments are happy to work with homeowners who do get permits. I would explain the situation to them, and offer to dig out one of the holes. They most likely need to verify the depth of the hole, and the size of the footing.
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