What happens if I start work without a building permit?

Since failure to obtain a permit is a violation of City ordinances and state law, fines may be levied. The work may be required to be torn out and redone, or removed completely, either because the work was not done to code, or the work cannot be approved due to building or zoning requirements.

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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?