What is a building permit and why do I need one?

by | Jul 23, 2020

Edgemoor SC House
A building permit, also known as a construction permit, is a document issued by the local government, authorizing construction. Building permits are required in most jurisdictions for new construction, additions, and major renovations. Any work involving electrical, plumbing or mechanical systems, as well as structural repair, usually requires a permit. Obtaining a permit includes inspection of the construction during and after completion to ensure compliance with all building codes. Stiff fines and penalties can be imposed for failure to obtain a permit, and in extreme cases, demolition of unauthorized construction if it can not meet code.

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran

Mike Goubran, owner of Carolina Development and Properties, LLC, and its affiliate, Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations, LLC, has been building homes in the Charlotte area for over 20 years. Mike graduated with a degree in Construction Management from East Carolina University and went on to receive a Master of Business Administration from Queens University in Charlotte. He has been a Licensed General Contractor since 1999 and currently holds this designation in both North and South Carolina. Mike is also a Certified Green Professional and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders. Carolina Custom Homes and Renovations is also an Accredited Business with the Better Business Bureau.

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