Why should I get a permit?

First, it is the law, and work done without a permit may have to be redone or removed at the property owners cost. Additionally, getting a permit ensures that the project has met the minimum standards of safety; it makes selling the property easier because lenders may not finance a home sale if illegal work was done; and in the case of an insurance claim, illegal work may not be covered if it is damaged.

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1. Is my property within the City of Woodinville?
2. Why should I get a permit?
3. When is a building permit required?
4. How do I obtain a permit?
5. How long does it take to get a permit?
6. How much does a permit cost?
7. What should be included in the plan sets, and how should they be prepared?
8. Do I need an architect or engineer to prepare my plans?
9. Do I need to hire a contractor if I can do the work myself?
10. Does the City inspect the work?
11. What happens if I start work without a building permit?
12. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
13. How do I obtain electrical permits?
14. How do I obtain water, sewer, and/or septic removal?
15. What should be done with construction and demolition waste?