Sep 16, 2017

A Word About Home Improvement Permits

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226 or texting 81807.  Here’s the must-know information from Barry Stranz (professional & educator) who has 30+ years in the home improvement industry.

When it comes to building permits, many homeowners wrongly believe that they are not needed for DIY projects.  In reality, any major home improvement project, regardless of who is performing it, needs to be analyzed carefully to determine if a permit is needed.  In Minnesota, cities can determine which projects require a permit as long as they are not on the state’s list of improvements that cities cannot require a permit for.  Examples of improvements that a city in Minnesota cannot require a permit for include kitchen cabinet or flooring replacement.  Upon listing their home for sale, Minnesota homeowners that fail to pull a permit for projects that should have had one are required to disclose this information.  Those that buy a property that had work done without a permit when one was needed become responsible for this mistake because they are knowingly buying a home where this issue exists. Down the road, this can mean tearing into drywall to prove that plumbing and electrical work meets code.

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