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1. Posted: 4 May 2022 21:04 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    I feel the same way Bradish ,I could of done it the “right way “ but in my case I would of had to pay $15000.00 for a development fee ,which then would of allowed me to apply for a building permit ,for a lot I literally stole for only $15000.00 .I don’t think a 100% tax on something sounds very appealing ,especially since my lot is water access a...

2. Posted: 4 May 2022 19:09 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    Quoting: BrucesThat’s basically how I built my cabin .I built a “barge” ,then built a cabin on top of it .Technically a boat so no building permits or taxes to deal with .Then I built a covered “dock” next to it .The tax man has seen it and just smiles and says “good job “ .I am in Ontario as wel...

3. Posted: 4 May 2022 18:26 - Properties / Ontario - store a boat on your own vacant land?
    That’s basically how I built my cabin .I built a “barge” ,then built a cabin on top of it .Technically a boat so no building permits or taxes to deal with .Then I built a covered “dock” next to it .The tax man has seen it and just smiles and says “good job “ .I am in Ontario as wel...

4. Posted: 22 Mar 2022 12:51 - Cabin Construction / Cabin Newbie
    ...on/approval it will be more. You already have some of this, but: When we were shopping and discovered to get bare land, permit for driveway, fire number, septic and well, an approval of structure and building permit, then elec run to site, foundation, etc we were Out Of Money before a stick even went up. You need to find out what is allowed/required befor...

5. Posted: 10 Mar 2022 17:22 - Cabin Construction / 5' Frost Line - Cheapest Tiny Cabin Foundation?
    Quoting: Pancakesstill be able to get building permits Ask the town or county or whoever it is who issues the permits. Ask if a pier and beam foundation can be used for a habitable build...

6. Posted: 10 Mar 2022 15:47 - Cabin Construction / 5' Frost Line - Cheapest Tiny Cabin Foundation?
    ... it will be a fair amount lighter in dead load than a similar cabin of conventional nature. Any suggestions on how to get the foundation done quickest and cheapest for a DIY and still be able to get building permits?

7. Posted: 8 Mar 2022 20:05 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    Quoting: woodspiritI just talked to zoning in prattsburgh. Can't build a cabin in ny unless you have stamped engineers drawings first. Have to comply with all zoning for building a house. Engineered septic system, perk test, a well, and all zoning that meets building a house. Fire and electric and plumbing. Which also requires electric to gri...

8. Posted: 8 Mar 2022 19:00 - Properties / Is the 144 sqft no permit rule dead in NY?
    ...in" in the Adirondack Park. 500 sq ft max, no permanent foundation, completely off-grid, composting toilet, gray-water system, solar. Was straightforward deaing with AP Agency, very easy getting building permit (Franklin Co).

9. Posted: 6 Feb 2022 19:01 - Member's Projects and Photos / 16X28 Cabin build progress
    ...y don't want to go wider than 16' for a variety of reasons. That is exactly it.. Those are sheds.. Not for human habitation. They are not insulated, or have interior finishings.. Different buildings completely. So the first thing I will say, is that although it looks like its vaulted (and it is). That portion will have 3 stainless steel cables running across to tie the walls ...

10. Posted: 7 Jan 2022 19:06 - Member's Projects and Photos / The Northern Wisconsin Dovetail
    ... sale about 90 minutes away from the property (300 miles from "home"). A long drive and a cold, snowy visit later and I had agreed to buy this (it's 16ish by 32ish) and also the little building in the back to tack on as a bed or TV room. I set about getting permits and 3 months later almost everything I'd paid for showed up. It seems the builder ...

11. Posted: 6 Jan 2022 14:44 - Cabin Construction / Need Roof System Help - Cathedral Ceiling Screw-Up?
    Yes, plans were submitted and a building permit was issued. The building must pass a rough framing and mechanical inspection. However, the plans were not stamped by the local permit...

12. Posted: 6 Jan 2022 14:39 - Cabin Construction / Need Roof System Help - Cathedral Ceiling Screw-Up?
    ...tatement literally. So if there are inspections and this location is like any normal location with inspections, that should mean there were drawn/printed paper plans that were submitted to obtain a building permit. If that is the case I would assume the submitted plans were approved and stamped by the local or state building permit depa...

13. Posted: 4 Jan 2022 15:13 - Cabin Construction / 16x24 cabin structure with shed style roof
    Mine is 12x25. I would love to have it 16 wide but 1) I didn't have the space and 2) I was probably already over my limit of 'common sense' vs. a properly engineered building. We're on 8 years of year round enjoyment though, so far so good. I do think we're darn lucky to have the advice of experienced builders on here for the larger structures....

14. Posted: 3 Jan 2022 19:25 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    I appreciate the thoughts. We do not have to have plans from an engineer. The Town does not require them for a building permit. We lean towards going with the 8 foot walls, yes. We're not decided though. That being said, I will investigate what it will cost to work with an...

15. Posted: 2 Jan 2022 22:35 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    Quoting: cvinvtThe Town does not require any stamped, engineered drawings to get a building permit but depending on the Inspector I fear he could call us out on it after its built. That would be a crushing blow. If an engineer signs off on the design, then...

16. Posted: 2 Jan 2022 19:14 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    ... concern bigger than job difficulty now leans more towards the Inspector saying...no...you shouldn't have built it like that. The Town does not require any stamped, engineered drawings to get a building permit but depending on the Inspector I fear he could call us out on it after its built. That would be a crushing blow. We are wanting to keep things simple. We...

17. Posted: 1 Jan 2022 17:23 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    ...me that a Dropped Loft would not meet code. The Town itself has no requirements or even Zoning...only what the State of NH goes by which I believe I was told was the 2015 International Residential Building Code. The Town does have a Building Inspector that must give an Occupancy Permit before moving in. With the Rafters spanning the 24 feet we were...

18. Posted: 1 Jan 2022 12:17 - Cabin Construction / 24x20 cabin 24 being the gable end
    That would be a nice size. Be aware that building on a slope has some very important considerations especially for a sizable structure. On grid, off grid, well, septic, permits/inspections, etc? For a new build of t...

19. Posted: 30 Dec 2021 21:58 - General Forum / Longest power anyone ran here?
    Im in WI. Our power company wants/requires a building permit before they even come do an estimate . Initially all I asked for was a ballpark for x feet, figured that would let me know if I should consider it. No convers...

20. Posted: 29 Dec 2021 13:14 - Off-Grid Living / Drawing power from this dam
    Building something in a waterway may require permits, etc.

21. Posted: 19 Dec 2021 17:30 - Properties / Ontario 108square feet
    ...re the one in violation to the rules. Who will be bit in the butt? Around here some small structures are often allowed before the major one, presumably for materials and/or tools, etc., but the major building must be approved and permitted and you have to a certain date then construction is to begin. Extensions have been granted but I heard one is allowed so it doesnt bec...

22. Posted: 17 Nov 2021 16:53 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    Where I live (in urban Alaska) an accessory building up to 200 sq. feet can be built without a permit, but it can NOT be lived in. Living in it, even as a getaway on weekends, requires permits and code...

23. Posted: 17 Nov 2021 09:17 - Cabin Construction / Building with untreated lumber ?
    ...6x6 posts in concrete" In my opinion, scrap this idea. Pour the concrete below the frost line in the ground and then up above the ground (10-12 inches above grade) should work. Then fasten the building to the piers. You will not have to use treated for the beams across the concrete, but use of the treated would help prevent insect infestation. If you use untreated, cover the tops...

24. 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...

25. 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 ...

26. 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...

27. 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...

28. 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 ...

29. 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 ...

30. 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.


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