I applied for a building permit, what happens next and can I start the work now?

Once you apply for a permit, it is assigned an inspector.  The inspector will start the review of your application and if any additional information or further clarification is needed, the inspector will contact you.  This usually takes place one or two business days after your application depending on the amount of applications received.  It is always a good idea to include your email address on your application as this is the best way for the inspector to fully communicate what is required.

You cannot start work until the permit has been approved and issued, starting work before the permit has been issued may subject you to a Stop Work Order.  Again, emailing the issued permit to you is the fast way for you to receive your permit.

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1. Can I submit my completed paperwork at your office?
2. How long does it take for my permit application to be approved?
3. How do I register for a Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP)?
4. I received a Stop Work Order (SWO), what do I do now?
5. I applied for a building permit, what happens next and can I start the work now?
6. I received an Unsafe/Unfit (USUF) Order, what do I do now?
7. What is the difference between a Change of Use & a Change of Tenant Permit and when is one needed?