Why should I obtain a building permit?

A building permit ensures that work is done correctly and safely. The permit fee is cheap assurance against faulty construction. Also, there are legal and financial liabilities that you face when you don’t get a permit. 

Work done without a permit is illegal and can pose serious complications for you when you try to sell or refinance your house. Any fire and homeowner’s insurance you have may be invalidated if you do work without a permit.

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1. What is the fee for a building permit?
2. What do I get for this fee?
3. Do I calculate the fee?
4. What if I don’t know the valuation?
5. If I do my own work and use donated materials, won’t the permit fee change?
6. Why should I obtain a building permit?