Does Your Residential Building Contractor Use a Building Permit Expediter?


Building permits

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems.
Because simplicity is difficult to find, many contractors who are working with residential building permits and complicated projects find it beneficial to work with building permit expediters. With the help of building permit expediters a contractor can see to the building of the projects while letting the building permit expediter make sure that the proper permits are in place and that the necessary materials are available when needed. In fact, although many people think of building permit expediters when it comes to large commercial projects, the complications that are involved in even the smallest residential projects can be overwhelming.
Whether you are a home owner planning for a small residential remodeling projects are you are an investor looking at the scheduling for a large commercial project, the attention to the details of filing and receiving reports and getting the appropriate permits is very time consuming. Projects cannot go as planned if the needed materials and permits are not available and in place.
Consider some of these statistics about the residential and commercial building processes and how the use of permit expediting services can be an advantage:

  • The charge for securing a contractor permit can range from $200 to $400; even filing a project can cost $1,500 to $3,500.
  • 98% of all privately-owned residential buildings constructed are in locations that require the issuing of permits.
  • 40% of homeowners across five major centers plan on renovating this year. Everyone of these projects require building permits.
  • Because we spend nearly 90% of our lives inside buildings, some building codes address the specific need for regulating indoor air quality, according to reports by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Every city has specific requirements and codes that regulate all kinds of building projects. For instance, in Chicago it is illegal to construct a fence without first obtaining a permit from the building commissioner if the fence is more than five feet in height, or a solid fence of any height visible from a public street on a property that contains a Chicago landmark without .