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1. Posted: 18 Sep 2021 10:51 - Properties / Min Sq. Ft. Workaround
    ...breeze, all very nice folks, freindly and all acted like they are working for me, which is the way it should be. Very helpful, the entire process took 20 minutes, this even included the planning dept stop first, then building dept. They reviews my plans and called me telling me it was approved. The plans I bought online, using some whiteout, made changes ie moved a window, went to a wider...

2. Posted: 18 Sep 2021 08:08 - Properties / Min Sq. Ft. Workaround
    Most of those no-permit-needed things are also worded to allow the non-permitted structure only as an accessory building. The word accessory is very important. Where I am the rule goes on to state that the non-permitted bldg would be used as a storage ...

3. Posted: 18 Sep 2021 01:54 - Properties / Min Sq. Ft. Workaround
    ...a sq. ft. requirement such that once it's met a permit is required (e.g. 200 sq. ft.). What's to keep you from parceling off a piece of your land, "selling" it to a relative, and building 2 200 sq. ft. structures right next to each other but on separate parcels, essentially creating a 400 sq. ft. structure without a permit? I guess n...

4. Posted: 2 Sep 2021 18:26 - General Forum / Prepping for Cabin - What to Do First?
    Definitely start with the driveway, but the same companies that can help you with that can also remove trees and clear your building area, and build you a nice gravel pad to build on. Call a couple excavating companies to come out and give you a quote on gravel and grading for the driveway, clearing trees and lev...

5. Posted: 16 Aug 2021 14:18 - Cabin Construction / Footings for 12x28 cottage in Ontario
    They would I'm just going to get advice without dealing with my building inspector but you're right, probably my best bet and they've been ok at answering questions in the past. The municipality is a bit of a pain to deal with, I've had to ...

6. Posted: 16 Aug 2021 13:52 - Cabin Construction / Footings for 12x28 cottage in Ontario
    They would I'm just going to get advice without dealing with my building inspector but you're right, probably my best bet and they've been ok at answering questions in the past. The municipality is a bit of a pain to deal with, I've had to ...

7. Posted: 16 Aug 2021 13:12 - Cabin Construction / Footings for 12x28 cottage in Ontario
    If you are in an area with zoning is there not also a building permit and inspection department? They would have the answer.

8. Posted: 11 Aug 2021 10:47 - Cabin Construction / Advice on Pier/Beam Cabin Foundation
    Quoting: ICCPerhaps your county is different and does allow a habitable building of less than 200 sq ft to be built without a permit? Hmm, thanks, I hadn't considered the definition of "accessory". My sister did something similar d...

9. Posted: 10 Aug 2021 17:45 - Cabin Construction / Advice on Pier/Beam Cabin Foundation
    ... One-story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided the floor area does not exceed 200 square feet....." That wording that I placed in boldface means you cannot build a legal habitable building without a permit, no matter the size. PLus the use of the phrase, "accessory structures", means that to ...

10. Posted: 3 Aug 2021 14:40 - General Forum / After a wildfire
    ...oss is incurred which makes the place not inhabitable. I am not certain right now on status; but do know that there is fire very close from 2 directions and resources are all but not available. The building and property are pretty hardened for where I am at in the build process; all metal siding, roofing, and soffit with very good defensible space around the places. There are 16 resid...

11. Posted: 3 Aug 2021 09:48 - Off-Grid Living / Septic tank without a toilet?
    ...of your own. A well will most likely require a permit and a well may require a septic tank. The hole can keep getting bigger. Fwiw, many places have an online local gov site that you can find info on building permits and such. A good overview can be made by reviewing that.

12. Posted: 25 Jul 2021 22:24 - Cabin Construction / Roof Experts
    ...ngineers if this is good practice. None, not one, has ever stated it was good design when asked. They would not sign off plans to be built this way because it is not a structurally sound design. US building codes specifically state that each rafter pair must have a rafter tie located across the wall top plates and connected to the rafters in accordance with a nailing schedule. Things co...

13. Posted: 11 Jul 2021 16:32 - Cabin Construction / Raising/Tearing Roof off for new Trusses
    ...ordered. Trusses are made to fit a structure. You cannot, or at least should not move the engineered support points for example. You mentioned other cabins on each side. Is this location governed by building codes and permit needs? That may influence what and how you do this. Are the existing roof sections built using factory made trusses or are the roof sections rafte...

14. Posted: 2 Jul 2021 10:09 - Properties / Advice needed
    Polk County does not have a building code, but as Nuickolsn said a septic is required if the cabin has running water. Statewide, composting toilets on the approved manufactured list are allowed but since the state consi...

15. Posted: 1 Jul 2021 23:34 - Properties / Advice needed
    There are certain counties here that do not issue building permits of any kind, septic is statewide unless it’s not “reasonable” to have running water in which case composting toilets are allowed. I’m not sure how th...

16. Posted: 14 Jun 2021 11:08 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ... a semi-retired guy who liked small jobs on the side and I couldn't say no to doing less work at the time LOL. I also hired a local semi-retired electrician to get my power pole setup without a building permit. He knew the inspector and it cost me ~700$ to have it installed with his cost along with the permit fees.

17. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 14:28 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Quoting: gcrank1they said fill out the form c/w the building permit info That would seem to mean you would at least need to have an approved electrical system in the cabin, even if the cabin itself was not built with ...

18. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 14:23 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ...the prop tx roles; we bought it 'as is'. Im going to be pulling up the pwr co online form again to look over. Maybe by putting in that it is an existing structure it might by-pass the 'building permit'? I'll have to see what it says, easy enough from my comfort chair when I get an extra hour.....

19. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 13:30 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    The next step I would take is to call the building dept and ask when they expect for a permit. In my town all the electrical inspections are done by a 3rd party.

20. Posted: 13 Jun 2021 12:27 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    I did way back, they said fill out the form c/w the building permit info, give us $50 and we will work up an est.

21. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 17:39 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Quoting: ICCThey don't. But the construction pole is temporary. They will not leave one there forever. And where I am they want to see the basic building permit before the tp pole goes in. This. County don't want folks living in sheds and/ or campers. Because if living shed/ camper, where you crapping at? So ne...

22. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 13:11 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    ...the power company require a house inspection before hookup ? They don't. But the construction pole is temporary. They will not leave one there forever. And where I am they want to see the basic building permit before the tp pole goes in. Then, before the poco will install the meter on the home they need to see that the wiring has been passed. No permit...

23. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 12:03 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    Something in the back of my mind is 'a building permit' requirement....? The prev guy I mentioned from last year got the permit, wants/plans to build but did the RV Pole so he could move in h...

24. Posted: 12 Jun 2021 08:41 - Off-Grid Living / What to do, got offer on my solar
    What ICC said... more or less. Depending on the wiring of your cabin they may not even allow the lines to be energized. My experience is the building being hooked up must have a permitted/approved electrical system before they will install the meter. A work around may be to install a permitted me...

25. Posted: 22 May 2021 20:02 - Cabin Construction / What do I need to make a 16x40 cabin shell liveable?
    Why dont you contact the people making the shell of the building and ask about a totally finished building? That way you would need a septic( possibly if you couldn't tie into your current one) and permits.

26. Posted: 18 May 2021 23:20 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    ...t times. Appellant Jackson states that he intends to utilze the propert as a primary agricultural use and that the structures would therefore be utilzed as secondary components of such use, as agricultural accessory buildings. DDES has examined the issue in depth and indicates that the propert may be used primarily to grow and harvest crops under the existing zoning and that the structur...

27. Posted: 18 May 2021 23:12 - Cabin Construction / What to build
    Quoting: ICCEvery locale where I have seen the permit rules specify exceptions notes the exception applies only to accessory buildins. You can't have an accessory building without an existing building built with adherence to the permitting process. That's incorrect. I have studied King County...

28. Posted: 13 May 2021 15:02 - Member's Projects and Photos / Cabin build - Bruce Peninsula (Southwestern Ontario)
    ...d found into one that was perfect. The dimensions of the main floor foot print are 28x32, with a loft that is 300 sq. ft. By May everything was quoted, planned and ready to go. But because of COVID, building permit delays, and the contractor being behind schedule - we didn't break ground until October. In the mean time I spent my weekends building ...

29. Posted: 3 May 2021 22:46 - Cabin Construction / cabin design, tall and skinny?
    Quoting: Irrigation GuyQuoting: Chinook92 know the fricken rules, let me worry about those im here to talk about building, not about rules You catch more flies with honey, pal I apologize if I sounded gruff. It just seems whenever I mention no permit, it always seems to bring up re...

30. Posted: 3 May 2021 19:34 - Cabin Construction / cabin design, tall and skinny?
    Quoting: Chinook92i know the fricken rules, let me worry about those im here to talk about building, not about rules I have seen a few owners of structures that were built without permits have to do things like, cut holes in walls to show the electrical that was c...


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