How long does it take for a permit to be approved once the application is submitted?
Although the scope of work varies from permit to permit it takes an average of 10 to 30 days for a permit to be reviewed by all of the necessary departments and receive final sign off. If the application is an express permit (for reshingling, residing, reroofing, windows and doors) it will usually take less time for approval. If there are any problems with the application or the additional paperwork submitted the construction supervisor or homeowner will be notified as soon as possible. The Building Department will call the applicant once the permit is approved and ready to be picked up.

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1. Do I need a building permit for a swimming pool?
2. Do I need a permit to put up a fence, a shed, or a greenhouse in my yard?
3. Where do I get an application for a building permit?
4. How long does it take for a permit to be approved once the application is submitted?
5. What do I need to include with my building permit application?
6. How much will my permit cost?
7. Who are the Building Department officials? Who is the Building Commissioner?
8. I am interested in buying a lot of land to build a house. How do I know if this lot is buildable?
9. Where can I get an attested copy of the Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map?
10. Where can I get a copy of the Planning Board's regulations?
11. What are the setback regulations for my property?