A building permit is a license that grants legal permission to start the construction of a building project. Permits allow the enforcement of the codes which have been adopted as law by a state, county, township or city. No matter what the specific project may be, enforcing codes to assure safe construction helps to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
Building Permits provide the means for Code Officials to protect us by reducing the potential hazard of unsafe construction and therefore ensuring public health, safety and welfare. The Building Permit process helps us understand what our local laws and ordinances are.
Before any construction or remodeling work begins, an application for a permit should be made. Building Permits provide the means for Code Officials to inspect construction to ensure that minimum standards are met and appropriate materials are used.