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1. Posted: 31 May 2020 11:19 - Properties / Looking for building permit info/advice
    ...s going to set and measurements from boundary, well etc and slope or grade of the land. All can be done on a single sheet of paper with a pencil. Took that to planning dept in person, then 15 minutes later, headed to building dept, submitted my plans which I did buy online, but adjusted with white out without changing main structure. They reviewed it and in less than a week, had p...

2. Posted: 30 May 2020 23:20 - Properties / Looking for building permit info/advice
    ...ng>s. That doesn't mean I built a POS because it wasn't 100% IBC-compliant, but it allowed me to build something respectable how I wanted and in a price range I wanted. The best way to get the low-down on building permits is to simply call the county and ask. Be up front, and they'll tell you what you need to do, if anything (that's what I did). If...

3. Posted: 30 May 2020 19:52 - Properties / Looking for building permit info/advice
    ...t require a permit for <100sqft but I want it to fit a family and will need more like 400sqft. I understand it depends on local jurisdiction, but I’m not sure if other states generally enforce the International building code outside of city limits, maybe I’m putting too much weight on this factor in my decision. I also don’t want to “hide” from the authoriti...

4. Posted: 24 May 2020 22:07 - Properties / Building a cabin in ontario (permits and fees)
    ... an 8x16 without a permit ,and honestly don’t think I will need one .I built it on a barrel barge .My lot is about an acre ,and is a little low in the back and I was told the city has no issue with building permits here ,but the local conservation authority does .Anyways my lot is water access ,I was building a barge to move things back...

5. Posted: 18 May 2020 20:08 - Cabin Construction / defeated?
    I called my town building inspector in NY and said I wanted to build a 14x36 getaway cabin. I gave him the plans and a descriptions and got my permit. Once it we had the shell delivered he ...

6. Posted: 12 May 2020 15:33 - Cabin Construction / How big of a cabin can you build on skids and whatnot..
    Wow you can not pay taxes on a building on skids? Damn you can afford to pay a bit more for a deep compacted gravel pad for the skids then. To bad NY isnt like this. We have a sqft law, over 144sqft (some areas its smal...

7. Posted: 10 May 2020 07:56 - Off-Grid Living / Propane gas setup
    ...but this is not correct. It depends on where you live and what the local rules are. I installed my own propane tanks and heating here in Connecticut, and it was totally legal. I did have to pull a building permit and the gas company inspected and leak tested the system before filling the tanks, but it was no big deal.

8. Posted: 9 May 2020 19:31 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    My town has 196 sq feet accessory building limit but the county has a separate rule of 144 sq feet that I don't need a permit, but it can't be used for sleeping. I got the permits b...

9. Posted: 9 May 2020 13:09 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    Quoting: optimisticA long time ago, when I just started this cabin quest, I learned about a "gray zone" trick - building 144 sqft wihtout a permit and using it as a cabin. Is it no longer the case in NY anyway? No cabin for habitation can be built without a permit, b...

10. Posted: 8 May 2020 21:14 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    Quoting: optimisticI even read about specific language about no travel trailers parks on vacant land? That is a zoning item. Zoning can be widely different in different areas. Building code does not address trailers. Both zoning and building code can be strictly enforced or very lax. Depends on a whim at times, or at least seems so at times. The...

11. Posted: 8 May 2020 20:36 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    A long time ago, when I just started this cabin quest, I learned about a "gray zone" trick - building 144 sqft wihtout a permit and using it as a cabin. Is it no longer the case in NY anyway? I even read about specific language about no travel trailers parks on v...

12. Posted: 8 May 2020 06:57 - Off-Grid Living / off grid camper in the woods.. what you wish you were told?
    ...lt cheap with max profit in mind. How much fixing does the small cabin need that it will take 3-5yrs to repair? What part of what state are you going to park the trailer in? In NY you will need a building permit for even a roof over a camper I believe.

13. Posted: 27 Apr 2020 13:32 - Properties / Busted for Building Cabin w/o a Permit?
    Most of the property I own is in rural Missouri. They are not too concerned about permits but they do exist. A building permit (mind you not in a town) costs $25 from the county and there are no inspections. Basically they exist so they can convince you to pay ...

14. Posted: 26 Apr 2020 22:20 - Properties / Busted for Building Cabin w/o a Permit?
    Years ago, probably 35 or so, I built a storage building in my back yard. I tried to sneak it up over a weekend and when I got home from work on the following Monday and found it tagged. I took the tag to City Hall, pled ignorance, and j...

15. Posted: 26 Apr 2020 19:25 - Properties / Busted for Building Cabin w/o a Permit?
    Here is an article about a guy from my town building a house without a permit. He used to be in my volunteer FD, he is a real piece of work. https://www.27east.com/home-garden/house-built-without-permit...

16. Posted: 26 Apr 2020 13:57 - Properties / Busted for Building Cabin w/o a Permit?
    ..., which was when the garage was nearly finished. Maybe it was a complaint, those must be followed up on and the person reporting will never be revealed. Or maybe the inspector or another town official noticed the new building and decided to check. The structure was very visible. 1. He had to cut several holes in the drywall inside, at points designated by the inspector, so the in the wa...

17. Posted: 22 Apr 2020 19:37 - Properties / Ontario Canada Build
    I bought 6.5 acres up around Kirkland Lake. To avoid bylaws and building permit stuff as I am in an organized township unfortunately can I just build a cabin on the deck of a float trailer?? I mean..., it’s technically portable I’d le...

18. Posted: 1 Apr 2020 18:34 - Cabin Construction / Skid size & fastening
    ...wer, but I was hoping to get lucky with someone who would take an interest in a small project within my context. Brettny - the point about my search for help is I DON'T have an inspector. I am building in a tiny rural municipality without permits and inspectors. This has pros and cons. Mostly pros. But the con is not having expert review. That's one of the...

19. Posted: 30 Mar 2020 15:59 - Properties / Permit requirements
    A search for building permit with the county name should bring up their rules. Most often there is a size from 100 to 200 sq ft that does not need a permit as long as yo...

20. Posted: 30 Mar 2020 11:49 - Cabin Construction / New Cabin Purchase! Foundation Questions
    I can't see them making you tear it down. I've worked on some pretty crappy homes and the most they'll do is add to your building permit/inspection things they would like to see done and they've been very reasonable. They do look at satellite imaging and if you give them a hard time they...

21. Posted: 22 Mar 2020 00:44 - Cabin Construction / Insulation on a stick-build cabin
    ...e doesn't. I am waiting for a dry, windy and sunny day to do this. Quoting: ICC. That varies a lot in different places. That exception also usually includes wording referencing "accessory building" or something similar. That means the exempt small building can be built when the new small building is an accessory to a larger, and properly ...

22. Posted: 21 Mar 2020 22:52 - Cabin Construction / Insulation on a stick-build cabin
    Quoting: waldeniteI am limited in footprint size by building codes and am unable to go bigger at this time. That may very well be correct and it may very well also be a misinterpretation of the building permit...

23. Posted: 5 Mar 2020 09:27 - Properties / Need feedback on N.E. Arizona off grid toilet permitting
    Quoting: BrettnyWhy don't you ask the county/town building dept? There going to be the one who issue the permit or hand you the violation. exactly.

24. Posted: 5 Mar 2020 08:15 - Properties / Need feedback on N.E. Arizona off grid toilet permitting
    Why don't you ask the county/town building dept? There going to be the one who issue the permit or hand you the violation.

25. Posted: 5 Mar 2020 03:33 - Properties / Need feedback on N.E. Arizona off grid toilet permitting
    ...tion is a $300 permit fee. The others are a $550 permit fee. They all require a licensed person to come out and test the soil for an additional $300-600. If using one of these systems, you have to include this with the building permit for the home. The state of Arizona allows automatically permitted toilet...

26. Posted: 2 Mar 2020 14:02 - Cabin Construction / Collar ties
    Quoting: BrettnySome thing to keep in mind is that a town/county may not tax the loft as livable space. How much head room or if they allow vertical walls in it I'm not sure. Building code has headroom limits on habitable spaces. IRC chapter R.305.1 Seven feet in the minimum with exceptions that cover sloped ceilings and bathrooms. Exception #1. For rooms with ...

27. Posted: 27 Feb 2020 07:42 - General Forum / small cabins (Adirondack)
    Where outside of the adk park? Many people here build/drop off a small shed on there property to start, me included. The town/county most likely has a max building size before needing a permit. Call them and ask. We are just south of Utica.

28. Posted: 18 Feb 2020 16:37 - General Forum / How did you find your cabin.
    ...I started looking again, even driving up to a plot in Remore Ont for one that looked promising. But it did not work out. Side track to a plot in Nicaragua (Where my wife is from) whare we have been building on since 2014, and should be done by the end of the year - I again turned to looking for a plot - We plan to be 6 months down there and 6 months at whatever we found up north. Was ...

29. Posted: 14 Feb 2020 04:03 - Cabin Construction / Wide span idea
    Quoting: ICCStrong winds don't cease to blow because there is no code enforcement. Strong winds are the reason for the structural elements of building code. Good luck I was saying there are no codes to follow to say that I don't have to wait on any permits to be signed by a govt official. If the permi...

30. Posted: 12 Feb 2020 16:37 - Properties / Sequatchie County TN.
    You will likely need a building permit which is a tax and it also alerts the assessor of property there will be a structure on the land which will increase the taxes. Even if there is no b...


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