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Question DetailsAsked on 8/30/2016

I put in a floor creating another room upstairs without a permit

I put in a floor and drywall and floor covering creating a new room in my 2 story house

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Here are a couple of previous similar questions with answers which should help you:


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I am assuming you mean in an attic - because if for some reason you had unfinished "upstairs" space and finished it out that would not be illegal or, unless you did structural modifications, even need a building permit in many locations. (Some areas require building permits based on public safety concerns so putting in flooring and wall finishes and such are not considered a safety sisue so do not need a permit, but some do it as a funding mechanism and charge permit fees based on a percentage of job value or such).


One other factor - if this changed the exterior outline or dimensions of the building (or especially height) it may have required a Zoning permit or clearance.


Also, in some areas, you are required to report improvements like this because it affects your property taxes - in other areas they just wait till they catch it on the periodic property assessment update cycle.

Answered 1 year ago by LCD




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