When should you get a permit? If you are planning to do some work on your home, doing some research can go along way and save you a ton of headaches. Each county is a little different. It is not as hard as you think and most counties want to work with you. I found that all the county web pages had a tone of information to include links to building codes to help you make your DIY project meets current code. Reading the building codes so far has been the hardest part of any project we have completed besides all the disagreements on how to complete the project and the cost. You can even look up past permits and apply online for a permit depending on your project. You can check out the following county sites to see if you should be applying for a permit, get information on how to file for a permit and contact information if you have questions. Permits approval can happen the same day depending on what type of work you are doing and where you live.
Prince William County https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/development/bd/Pages/permit-work.aspx
Stafford County https://www.staffordcountyva.gov/Faq.aspx?QID=200
Stay tuned for our journey as we get ready to do some work .