Question: How do I find out what permits are required if I want to make changes to my house?
Answer: The best idea is to call the building department for your municipality or township. Tell them what you want to do and they will tell you what is required. Most areas have a web page that you can go to which will answer many of your questions. You can usually download the required applications and forms required. The homeowner can do the work as long as they follow the building codes. If you have questions call your building officials. They will also help you with any questions related to doing your project as per their requirements. All the local officials have been very gracious when helping me.
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