Building without a permit is bad. Very bad. It can result in fines, additional permit fees, stop construction notices, and many other time and monetary costs. So please don’t do it.
But, if for some reason you find yourself in this predicament, there is a way out (although you may still have to pay the fines). What you need to do is get a house plan and a permit. Getting a house plan should be easy because you know what you want by now. The present conditions are probably exposed, and anything you cannot do has probably been pointed out to you. Getting a permit involves submitting your plan to the relevant building department.
In a hole? Call McConnell Custom Design to start digging your way out.
Ready to start designing your custom home? If you’ve already bought a lot and you have a clear vision of your dream home, call me today on (904) 794-4500. Let’s turn your vision into a quality house plan that you can submit to a general contractor.
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