Can a homeowner apply for and be issued a building permit?
Building permits are typically issued to construction supervisors licensed by the state. The state license is only valid for work involving structures of less than 35,000 cubic feet. As an exception to this requirement, building permits are also issued to homeowners doing work on one- or two-unit dwellings where they reside or intend to reside.

Please note that when homeowners are issued building permits, they may be liable for contractors working on their property and they are not eligible for protection under the provisions of the Homeowners Improvement Contractor Law.

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1. When is a building permit necessary?
2. Who can apply for a permit?
3. Who can be issued a building permit?
4. Can a homeowner apply for and be issued a building permit?
5. Can a homeowner apply for any Wiring, Plumbing, or Gas permit?
6. What are the fees for building, wiring, plumbing, gas permits, and other building department functions?
7. Do the inspectors for the Building Department carry official identification?
8. Does a building permit expire?
9. Who do I contact with questions regarding zoning (setbacks, frontage of area, pre-existing nonconforming structure, etc.)?
10. Do I need a permit to install a shed?
11. When do I need a certified plot plan?
12. Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements?
13. What is the process for applying for a building permit?
14. Can I receive a temporary Certificate of Occupancy?
15. How long does it take to process a permit application?
16. What are the hours a contractor can work?
17. Do I need a building permit for a driveway?
18. How do you apply for a sign or Facade Design Review?
19. How do I appeal a building permit or a decision made by a Building Inspector?
20. Who do I contact about hooking up to town water, sewer, or drainage?
21. How do I receive permission for a curb cut?