[Homestead] Building codes
waltonrp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 21:17:17 EST 2008
>From "Section 36-105 of the Code of Virginia"
"B. New construction. Any building or structure may be inspected at
any time before completion, and shall not be deemed in compliance
until approved by the inspecting authority. "
I've learned that it's a lot of who you know here in this county. The
building inspector will look the other way on some things if you play
I also think that if you want to insure a building with electrical you
need to be in compliance with code.
If you aren't exposed to the road, you can hide from them. The code is
disguised as protecting the "health, welfare and safety" of residents.
It's easy enough for them to get permission to inspect from the
magistrate if they have reason to believe that you are constructing
without a permit.
If I were building without a permit, I'd want to go far enough away to
buy all the materials where people don't know me. Word gets out in a
county of 15,000 people.
Rob - Va
On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:53 PM, bob ford <bobford79 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Rob, I'm curious. If you don't apply for a permit, of any kind, and just build; what lets the inspector know that you are building in the first place, and what gives him permission to step foot on your property to inspect? Un;ess you are exposed to the road, wouldn't it be your private business?
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