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If a licensed contracter is building something is it his responsibility to make sure he needs a building permit before he starts?

Just curious.

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Asked by Musicmom80 at 12:24 AM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • Absolutely!

    Answer by Indyk at 12:26 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • If it's for your home. He woukd usually get the permit and charge you what he paid.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 12:26 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Oh wow.....

    Comment by Musicmom80 (original poster) at 12:27 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • It's the owner of the property or the contractor. It's either ones responsibility. But normally it's the contractor....

    Answer by gogogirl79 at 12:29 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Go to........

    You will find some of your answers there!

    Answer by gogogirl79 at 12:30 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • This should be outlined in your written contract.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:01 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I'd make them do it themselves, these days anyone can build just about anything, all the kits are out their and the plans.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • yes that isnt your job

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 2:24 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • The contractor shouldn't build anything and you shouldn't let him.
    Honestly though I can't think of anything that you don't need a permit to build. Maybe thats just where I live.

    Answer by seturkey at 2:25 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • It is the contractor's responsibility to get the necessary permits. Any reputable contractor wouldn't start anything without them.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 7:54 AM on Oct. 5, 2010

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