Building Permits

The building permits must be obtained in the owner's name. The designer, architect, contractor or permit specialist can apply on the owner's behalf. Projects in some jurisdiction can receive a permit in a few days, others require weeks or months of waiting and review. Contact the local building department early in the project for specific conditions, requirements and permit timetables.

In most cases, if you start the permit process early then it should be ready for you when the actual construction is ready to begin.