Can someone tell me any information about zoning or coding or any permits needed to build a house? Any info at all about anything that is required to build a home would be helpful...a website would be great! ThanksCan someone tell me any information about zoning or coding or any permits needed to build a house? Any info...
Go to your local City HallCan someone tell me any information about zoning or coding or any permits needed to build a house? Any info...
depends on your state and city..
you can start here though:
Zoning and building permits are local. What city or town are you in?
Generally, you need a lot to build on. Then you need a design that meets the local codes. Often you have to have an approved licensed general contractor who hires the subcontractors to do the various jobs that need doing. If you are going to act as your own general contractor, without experience, you are asking for trouble. The contractor or the subs should pull the required permits.
When all is done, you need a final inspection to determine that the house is approved for human habitation.
If your city or town has a housing inspector, start there. Or the clerk's office if you don't.
Every area is different. New International Building Code has been adopted by many municipalities, and going to a web site or city hall will only confuse you.
Your best bet is to find out who is the inspector in your area .. who will usually work for the zoning or permit bureau on a part time basis. what he usually does is to inspect the work of electricians, plumbers and carpentry guys he already knows and trusts. Talk to the inspector, and tell him/her what it is you are doing, and get the scoop there, then use union construction guys, either to inspect your own work, if you are able to do this .. or to inspect what someone else has done.
Expect to PAY the union guys to come out, if you do not do this, remember they work with the inspectors, and you might get lots of problems that you will wonder where they came from.
Anyhow, get the union guys to sign off on the work done, and BE there when the inspector comes through.
That's for the work ... for your plans, get the advice FIRST of a good locally known architect . and make sure he is there at inspection time too.
you can get what you need by going to the town clerks office
every county has their own zoning laws and some cities will have ones that supercede the county's so you would need to contact both your county and city hall, check online, i know in my state every county has a website that lists each department and has contact information for them