The building codes have significant penalties to failure to obtain permits for land disturbing and building projects.
Significant fines will be issued for building and land disturbing projects that start without a permit.
Here is a summary of typically significant code items: 1. Building permit fees for homes are a standardized at $400. (other fees apply) 2. All building permits not otherwise specified cost $35, except garages which are $100. 3. Restrictions on the amount a fence can enclose is 10% of the area of the developed lot(s).
4. Permits requiring inspections will now have deposits based on the project to insure inspections are done. Building Codes
The building permit and land disturbing permits require owner signatures (2 on building permits.)