The cost of the permit can be very minimal, depending on the work you are having done. A permit in most towns, for a significant remodeling project should run about $100.00. The cost of a permit in your town may be based on the estimated cost of your project. A Building permit usually is good for one year. Once you obtain the permit, tape it to your door or window. This public display lets any neighbors or passersby know that you have obtained the necessary permit for the job you are doing and that the town you live in is aware of your home remodeling project. Also, anyone who is interested could contact the code enforcement officer to find out the scope of your project.
What happens if your project runs long and you reach the expiration of your permit? Contact the code enforcement officer and ask for a renewal. If your projects has delays the code enforcer may require you to request a renewal. The renewal cost is normally $25.00 again this can vary from state to state.
The code enforcement officer in your town is there to serve you. Utilize his or her services for a safe, successful construction of your new business facility.
Contractor’s assistance is worth it!
As you can well imagine building a salon or going through a remodel is and will not be an easy undertaking. There is such a wide variance in the different circumstances where it might be required that you have a building permit, that it is literally impossible to list them all. Hiring the right contractor that is familiar with the necessary paperwork and permitting process with the town you are opening your new business will make streamline the building process.
However, if you have hired a contractor to work on the necessary alterations to adapt the building to meet your salon businesses needs they should be at the very least familiar with the process. When you are hiring a contractor, there is going to be a part of the hiring process where you both sign a contract. In that contract you should have it outlined that the contractor is responsible for the obtaining and maintenance of any and all required building permits, and that the failure to do so is going to result in the contract footing the bill when it comes time to pay the fines. Finally, before paying the contract, you should ask for a copy of any required inspection results (which is what the building permit is for in a way). Making sure that everything is up to code is going to save you a huge headache, and added expense, later on when you try to open or expand your business. Follow the guidelines, get to know your inspector and support your local municipality. This will only help your salon business down the road. Who knows maybe you will pick up some new customers along the way…