How do I determine what costs to include on my building permit?

The following represents typical examples of costs to be included on Building Permit Applications:

  • Design and costs associated with construction plans and specifications
  • All building construction costs, including soil exploration, excavation, backfill, compaction, shoring deep foundations and shallow foundations
  • Fixed or built-in equipment, including mechanical, electrical and plumbing (including kitchen equipment, elevators or lift equipment)
  • Special inspections and structural tests
  • Interior and exterior finishes
  • Fire protections systems
  • Graphics/signage

Costs in place: including material, labor and equipment.

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1. Where is Engineering and Inspections located?
2. What are hours of operation for Engineering and Inspections?
3. Why do I need a permit?
4. When is a permit required?
5. How do I determine what costs to include on my building permit?
6. I have a Clayton address, so do I come to the Town Clayton for my permit?
7. What items are required when permitting a New Single Family Home?
8. I am the owner of my home and live in the home. Am I allowed to be my own contractor of work that I would like to have done?
9. When must work be done by a licensed contractor?
10. When does my work need to be ready for inspection?
11. Does someone need to be on job site to meet inspector?
12. I have a reinspection fee. Do I need to pay this before I can get my next inspection?
13. How long does your office keep records of the Permit/Inspections for jobs?
14. I have a storage building that I want to add receptacles and lights in do I need a permit?
15. I need to speak to an Inspector what time are they are the in the office and in the field doing inspections?
16. How can I find out what time the inspector will be at my job?
17. Is a permit required for a retaining wall?
18. When does a permit expire?
19. How do I schedule an inspection?