How long does it take to get a building permit?

Many permits can be issued in a matter of days or sometime hours.  The time it takes to issue a permit depends on many factors.  The complexity of the construction project may require many days or even weeks for Building Department review.  A construction project may be subject to local zoning requirements.   If a review establishes that building or zoning code provisions are not being met, revised documents may be required.  An incomplete or inaccurate permit application can also cause delays.  A complete permit application will either be issued or denied within 30 days of the application date in accordance with building code requirements.

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1. When is a building permit required?
2. What requirements must be met prior to applying for a building permit?
3. How long is my permit good for?
4. Do I need a permit for a shed? Where can a shed be placed?
5. What zone do I live in?
6. When will my permit be issued?
7. Will the building commissioner answer questions about how to build, design and construct?
8. What about the issuance of plumbing, gas, or wiring permits?
9. Can the building commissioner help me with my neighbor's trees?
10. How long does it take to get a building permit?