How long do I have to obtain a permit?

Some permits (such as minor construction) may take 5 to 10 business days. However, a plan review of a new residential dwelling may take 2 to 4 weeks. Commercial permits may take from 2 to 6 weeks to complete a review. In all cases, times are commensurate with the size of the project and completeness of the plans and specifications.

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1. What is a permit?
2. Why are permits issued?
3. What is the purpose of the Building and Fire Codes?
4. Who has permit authority?
5. When is a permit required?
6. What work can be done without a permit?
7. How much do permits cost?
8. When are stamped plans and construction specifications required?
9. How many copies of the plans and specifications are required when applying for a building permit?
10. How long do I have to obtain a permit?
11. Do I need any other approval from other departments or agencies prior to issuance of my permit?
12. What happens if I start work without first obtaining a permit?
13. What if I have additional questions concerning building permits or code regulations?