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1. What is the purpose of a building permit?
2. Why is a building permit necessary?
3. What is the value of a building permit?
4. How do I know if I need a building permit?
5. What projects typically require a building and/or zoning permit?
6. When is a building permit not required?
7. What does a building permit cost?
8. How does the City of Plano ensure building permits are being used when required?
9. How do I know who has an approved building permit?
10. Who is responsible for ensuring building code compliance on a project?
11. Who is responsible for ensuring building code compliance if there is no contractor?
12. How long does it take to get a building permit?
13. Is there a time limit or expiration date on building permits?
14. What is the difference between a setback and a utility easement?
15. What are the City of Plano’s rules regarding prefabricated metal sheds and carports?
16. What should I look for in a contractor?
17. Which contractors must be licensed?
18. Should I take the building permit out for the contractor?
19. Will the City of Plano inspect my home and tell me what is wrong if I am having problems such as rippling, roof leaking, foundation cracking?
20. Before I start digging, what do I need to do?