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1. Posted: 19 Sep 2020 09:50 - Cabin Construction / Cabin permit
    ...sq ft for a residence. They may issue a variance but that is highly unlikely, IMO. Razmichael is probanly correct about that 108 sq ft being meant for a shed and that there must be a code conforming building present first. Skirting the rules sometimes works in rural, very rural, areas but always carries risk of a cease and desist, even a removal order, especially if the building...

2. Posted: 19 Sep 2020 07:44 - Cabin Construction / Cabin permit
    ... likely going to get any specific help from the forum here, only general suggestions that may or may not (the latter being the most likely) be accurate for where you are. I also suspect your 108 max building is for out buildings and as has been pointed out numerous time, the bylaws for outbuildings generally require a main building so ch...

3. Posted: 16 Sep 2020 11:04 - Member's Projects and Photos / 20x30 Cabin in NE Wisconsin
    ...2nd 2 acre parcel (next door) to make 4 acres total. 2017: Red pines were logged/thinned (well overdue!). Also cleared a spot for a cabin, and used the proceeds to buy a shed. 2018: Not much new that year. 2019: Got my plans and building permit. Site was prepped, and foundation poured. Driveway graveled. Property endured a windstorm as well, heaviest in 40-50 years i...

4. Posted: 8 Sep 2020 18:31 - Off-Grid Living / Is generator power a good solution?
    In WV, I talked to the power guys and they told me if I have a building permit, they will run power in for free. Not sure about your state, but a phone call may be worth the time.

5. Posted: 6 Sep 2020 09:12 - Off-Grid Living / Nate's Outhouse / Privy construction
    ...ut a quick report on what soils were there, where it is, etc. He filed the permit paperwork for me with the county, and I got a Non-Plumbing Sanitation permit back from the county. In order to get my building permit, I needed this to be able to not have a septic system. At the time, it cost me $500 for the excavator/soil sample guy...

6. Posted: 4 Sep 2020 09:19 - Cabin Construction / Starting to plan for recently purchased property...
    ...e patio doors - so the beam was sized for 16' long (with the remaining 8' good to go obviously) and the 8' rafters on each side. Basically, with one exception, everything met standard building codes. Technically the Gambrel roof would have needed engineering approval but my area did not have a robust approval process I used government design plans for barns and upped th...

7. Posted: 3 Sep 2020 20:32 - Cabin Construction / Modular Cabin Companies
    ...uite a few options when planning our cabin. Zook cabins is one of the places we visited. Quality looked good but pricing was a bit more than we were looking for. Ultimately, we ended up choosing a building made by Lancaster Log Cabins in Denver, Pa. I did the final design work, modifying one of their stock designs to fit our needs. They did the shell and I did the interior work. G...

8. Posted: 11 Aug 2020 13:26 - Properties / Do I need a permit??
    Building on concrete blocks certainly does not negate permits. At least in Ontario I wouldn’t count on an inspector being reasonable but certainly many are. Your only opt...

9. Posted: 11 Aug 2020 11:20 - Properties / Building a cabin in Quebec
    ...! All in all they were actually really easy to work with. I did need a septic engineer report (so they knew that a septic could be put in if we wanted to turn it into a full time residence) but the building permit cost $40 and took 20 minutes to get with my computer drawings (I remember the inspector warning me that "bad news - you need a permit...

10. Posted: 30 Jul 2020 15:19 - Properties / Wetlands/Building envelope
    ...is 106 x495 so an acre ,and although the first 100ft from the river is high and dry ,after that my lot is a little low ,with a little standing water in the spring .Because of this i was not allowed a building permit as the conservation authority won’t allow it,which was fine with me I bought it for storage not for anything else and I bought it cheap .Anyways , I build a...

11. Posted: 26 Jul 2020 17:11 - Cabin Construction / Water Well or Cabin first?
    ... but ALSO, there must be 100 ft between your septic any any of your neighbours' wells. Check the local regulations where your cabin is. Usually the septic must be in place before you can get a building permit. When we purchased our cabin, we actually had to move the cabin to another spot on the property because the only place we could put the septic was where ...

12. Posted: 10 Jul 2020 14:46 - Cabin Construction / Collar ties
    Quoting: ambroseluther...but there does not seem to be a clear prescriptive path in the code... That is because there is no prescriptive path in the IRC that would permit the technique of building what are sometimes called "kneewalls" and placing the rfaters on top of them. The ceiling joists / floor joists for the upper level are required, by code...

13. Posted: 8 Jul 2020 06:51 - Properties / Ontario building permits
    ...,showers,etc.) They don't want that going into the lake. I have algomas guided lines to approved grey water systems and guide lines for an outhouse. For that foundation its already there so I'd talk to the building department like your adding an addition on to a house. You can build an addition on to a 100 year home that does not meet today's building code...

14. Posted: 7 Jul 2020 09:56 - Properties / Ontario building permits
    ...ontage you can build. Septic is almost always handled by the health department. If the health department will okay a composting toilet there will be grey water rules. After all that there will be the building permit for the structure along with separate electrical and plumbing permits.

15. Posted: 7 Jul 2020 09:32 - Properties / Ontario building permits
    ...ct him a couple times unsuccessfully. I did find out that it's the health department that issues septic and waste permits. So hopefully that's a help and doesnt give us issues with getting building permits. How far are you from Huron Shores? We were going to get a couple contractors in to give a quote on building the shell of ...

16. Posted: 6 Jul 2020 18:58 - Properties / Ontario building permits
    ...m curious about, that I couldn't find an answer to. We do have a 30x30 block foundation in place from the previous owner. It does look like it is well built, but unfortunately it doesnt have a building permit at all, and therefore no stamped plans from an engineer or anything like that. Would it make sense to have the building inspector come out to...

17. 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...

18. 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...

19. 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...

20. 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...

21. 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 ...

22. 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...

23. 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.

24. 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...

25. 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...

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. 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.

29. 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 ...

30. 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...


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