Not for nothing but the fine in NJ just went up from $500 to $2000. The Dept. of Community Affairs (DCA) thought that $500 was too little. They figured that a $2000 hit in your pocket book might make you take out a permit the next time you have too. Just a little reminder for the NJ people out there.
#45240 - 11/21/0411:57 PMRe: Don't forget to get permits!
It's not just the fines, or loss of lic. what if there is no permit, and a loss takes place, are you ready to pay a large loss that, the insurer will not cover, because work was not permitted or face criminal charges. Ya, we all know, it's just a little job, or only one outlet, but that little job, one outlet can determine your future, if all goes wrong.
#45241 - 11/22/0412:20 AMRe: Don't forget to get permits!
SF is 10X's permit cost per trade per day. Pity those who get bust on friday, or a long week-end, then if you can't qualify for permit, like you dont have a licence... $10,000, and call the license board for you.
Average permit cost varies from $100 - $400 on resi, $100 -several thousand on Comm. done by sq/ft.
My favorite is the giant red door seal, and locks, and a sign that says removing tools or material is a felony.
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#45242 - 11/22/0406:52 PMRe: Don't forget to get permits!
When I vowed to never work in Lewisburg again, I had it out with the Inspector there, seems anything above a lamp change requires a permit. Pulling a permit requires submitting a drawing. I think there's some rule somewhere saying that only architects and draftsmen are allowed to do the drawings and engineers need to be called in to make sure it is right. Everyone stamps it, and you're not allowed to make copies.
At my last estimate, a switch-change (we're talking resi 15A single pole here) would be about a $1000 job before you ever got the cover off.
Like I told the inspector, some rules will only insure that qualified people won't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
Why? Mr. Handyman across the street can change that switch for a sandwich and a cup of coffee... why would they want to do it "right"?
-Virgil Residential/Commercial Inspector 5 Star Inspections Member IAEI
#45245 - 11/23/0411:06 PMRe: Don't forget to get permits!