Obtaining building permits are a necessary step when remodeling or expanding your home. While the extra hassle might not be welcome for you as a homeowner, they do serve an important purpose, especially when it comes to the safety of homeowners. It’s a good thing to think about what could happen if there were no regulations on building projects. You could literally end up with a house that will collapse on top of your head with disastrous consequences.
On top of that, you wouldn’t have any guarantees that a home you bought was built safely. When you buy a home, you also inherit all the problems that it has, and without building codes, there could be all kinds of issues.
One simple solution when it comes to permits is to have your contractor handle them. They will have the knowledge needed both of what type of permit should be applied for as well as the information that the local building department will need to have provided.