How long does it take to obtain a permit?

The Department of Municipal Inspections has a maximum of 30 days in which to issue or deny a building permit. The actual time can vary from 1 day up to the maximum 30-day limit, depending on the number of applications ahead of yours, and the scope of work. Generally, the smaller jobs will take a shorter time, with new buildings taking close to the full 30 days, so allow for this in your scheduling.

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1. When is a Building Permit required?
2. What is an ordinary repair?
3. What is the penalty for working without a permit?
4. How do I apply for a building permit?
5. Is any other information required to be submitted with the application?
6. Can I begin work once I submit my application?
7. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
8. Will I be informed when the permit is issued, or do I have to keep calling to find out the status?