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Old 2009-06-15, 10:26 AM
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Default Permit Required for Finishing Basement?

Hi All, just wondering if anybody know if we need a permit to finish the basement. I am getting my basement done by a framer in the area so I know it will be a very good job. I am getting an electrical inspection done. Therefore, I was wondering if I need a permit for the basement to perform the electrical inspection.

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Old 2009-06-15, 12:00 PM
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yep..... everytime... ask mike holmes
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Old 2009-06-15, 12:16 PM
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So are you saying that I need a permit to get electrical inspection? And if so, is it just a basement permit? Or do I need to get framing inspected, drywall inspected, etc, etc, etc which add-on to the price? What are the consequences if I don't bother with a permit?
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Old 2009-06-15, 12:21 PM
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I am pretty sure you need a permit to finish your basement.
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Old 2009-06-15, 12:32 PM
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you do need a permit, I looked into this a few months back...

permit for basement as structure
plumbing separate (if applicable)
electrical (if applicable) I'm sure it will be

Furthermore based on the info I found on the website, they will come into inspect in stages, so for example framing etc is done, before you put up the drywall they wanna see the insulation, plumbing etc.

Also a basement permit requires submission of "plans".
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Old 2009-06-15, 11:07 PM
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you do need a permit, I looked into this a few months back...

permit for basement as structure
plumbing separate (if applicable)
electrical (if applicable) I'm sure it will be

Furthermore based on the info I found on the website, they will come into inspect in stages, so for example framing etc is done, before you put up the drywall they wanna see the insulation, plumbing etc.

Also a basement permit requires submission of "plans".
RFD is 100% correct, but I never call the city for anything, this is my place!
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Old 2009-06-15, 11:13 PM
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What are the pros and cons of obtaining a permit vs. not?
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this is my place!
Yes, but it is next to other peoples places. If you've done something in your home that could potentially affect others (such as improper electrical that leads to fire) then that would cause a problem not only for them, but also your insurance company.


If you touch electrical, plumbing, HVAC and structural, then you need appropriate permits and inspections for each one of these. This insures that there is a record of it being properly done and if there are any issues, your insurance company should cover it.
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Old 2009-06-16, 08:21 AM
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Common (Mis)conception is

Building permit = increased property value assessment = higher taxes

Many people (myself included) install a patio rather than a deck for precisely that reason

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Old 2009-06-16, 08:24 AM
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Common (Mis)conception is

Building permit = increased property value assessment = higher taxes

Many people (myself included) install a patio rather than a deck for precisely that reason
So are you saying that installing a deck does in fact increase the value assessment? Whereas a patio doesn't?
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