Can I start work before I receive my permit?
No work can begin until a yellow place card is presented. This means that all plans and applications have been approved, and all fees have been paid. The rare exception is if it’s an emergency and the resident is without hot water or heat. In this occasion, work may begin prior to the permit being issued, however the Building Department office must be notified and an application must be submitted within 48 hours.

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1. When is a construction permit required?
2. How do I find out the status of my permit application?
3. Can I start work before I receive my permit?
4. How many sets of drawings are required when submitting an application for building permits?
5. When will inspections be made for permit issued?
6. How much do building permits cost?
7. Who is responsible for obtaining a permit?
8. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
9. What hours can construction work be performed?
10. I own a single family residence; can I do my own construction work?
11. When is a survey required for a building permit?
12. Can I obtain a copy of my property survey from the Township?
13. Should I be concerned about an oil storage tank when I am purchasing a home?
14. What permit is required to fill or remove an oil storage tank?
15. What is the minimum required depth of footings?
16. When are railings required for steps on a building?
17. What is the required space needed between balusters?
18. Do I need a permit to replace my water heater?
19. Will my taxes go up when I receive a permit?