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Old 05-16-2019, 07:36 AM
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Gulp. Another unexpected expense. I was expecting a hundred or so not $ 1600. For a permit for a 24x36 barn. That can't be good for "growth". Is it like this everywhere?
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Gulp. Another unexpected expense. I was expecting a hundred or so not $ 1600. For a permit for a 24x36 barn. That can't be good for "growth". Is it like this everywhere?
They need to tax somebody to cover their spending. My barn is on my farm and fortunately is covered by the Right to Farm act. No permit, no fee but I did have to get a permit to exempt me from needing a building permit.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:50 AM
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They need to tax somebody to cover their spending. My barn is on my farm and fortunately is covered by the Right to Farm act. No permit, no fee but I did have to get a permit to exempt me from needing a building permit.
I have a property that has AG exemption, and for a bonafide AG use building, a building permit is not needed (Marion County).
What surprised me most was an electrical inspection wasn't needed either!.....For a metal building in my case.

House permit was a different story though.

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Old 05-16-2019, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
They need to tax somebody to cover their spending. My barn is on my farm and fortunately is covered by the Right to Farm act. No permit, no fee but I did have to get a permit to exempt me from needing a building permit.
Agricultural zoning??
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Gulp. Another unexpected expense. I was expecting a hundred or so not $ 1600. For a permit for a 24x36 barn. That can't be good for "growth". Is it like this everywhere?

$1600 for a PERMIT ??

WTF - Just another broke state looking to take money from anyone left.

Sad...really really sad.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Gulp. Another unexpected expense. I was expecting a hundred or so not $ 1600. For a permit for a 24x36 barn. That can't be good for "growth". Is it like this everywhere?
And you are surprised here in the People's Republic of Connecticut? Don't forget to add in the additional cost of tolls for your trips to the builders supply house! That bill will be passed here in a few weeks by NedDannl.

Last person out of CT please turn out the lights..........
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:22 AM
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The county I live in is the worst. You need a permit for everything. How much are the permits? Depends on how much you are willing to spend. The more expensive the structure, the more expensive the permit fee. After 2 months and 3 plan revisions you can have your permit and build. Then you are getting assessed on your property taxes. When that doesn't cover the budget, they reassess all of the property values and raise them up.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Jus Teasin View Post
I have a property that has AG exemption, and for a bonafide AG use building, a building permit is not needed (Marion County).
What surprised me most was an electrical inspection wasn't needed either!.....For a metal building in my case.

House permit was a different story though.
Mine is in Hernando County and the power company cannot install a meter without a signed off electrical permit on a building even if it's an AG exempt structure; if the meter was already there I would not need a permit to wire the barn. But they can install a meter on a well without a permit. But to be fair I have no problem with electrical permits, it should be done to code.
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:40 AM
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Seminole County building permit for our detached garage/workshop was $1699 in 2014.
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Agricultural zoning??
Not sure what you're asking but Right to Farm only covers agricultural zoned property. Our is zoned as a tree farm except for the land the house sits on and the two dirt bike tracks.
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Wow! How do they base permit costs up there? By dollar value or square foot?
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Old 05-16-2019, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Gulp. Another unexpected expense. I was expecting a hundred or so not $ 1600. For a permit for a 24x36 barn. That can't be good for "growth". Is it like this everywhere?
CT is loosing it. I like the area and for the most part the people but the government is seemingly going out of their way to drive people out, especially working people, who pay for all the insanity.....
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:00 AM
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Did you get any lube or did they give it ti you dry? I built a 3200 sq ft metal building in my backyard in '17. Building permit was $230. Electrical permit was $100. Done. It's amazing how much we pay in taxes to fund our gov't and then when we need something, there's always a fee attached.
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:02 AM
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Permits for the houses we build have more than doubles in the last 5-7 years. What used to be 1500-$2000 is now $3000-&4000+.
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The sad part, in addition to the fees, you can’t get a timely inspection. Which in many cases, increases the costs and time it takes to complete a project.
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I think here in Wake County it's only a few hundred.

Which is a few hundred too many so our 28x36 barn just "appeared" over the course of a few weekends I'm not totally sure how it got there....
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I think here in Wake County it's only a few hundred.

Which is a few hundred too many so our 28x36 barn just "appeared" over the course of a few weekends I'm not totally sure how it got there....
Do they charge penalty fees when their satellite image software detects your new structure and it can't find the permits?
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:19 AM
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Do they charge penalty fees when their satellite image software detects your new structure and it can't find the permits?
I guess not...it was 5 years ago and they just did a reassessment for our whole county. It shows up on the tax bill, which is probably all they care about...
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Here, they got you over barrel. You can't get electrical hook up without a passed inspection. You can't get an inspection w/o an electrical permit and you can't get an electrical permit on a new structure w/o a building permit. The city actually notifies the utility co. that it's ok to hook up service once the inspection passes. If you don't need utilities hooked up and you neighbors won't cry, then you can skip all that crap.

I had to run a separate service to my "barn" because it's too far away from the house. So the utility co charged me $8k to plant another pole out by the street and run 6,700 volts underground to a transformer on the ground about halfway back and 230 from there to my meter pan. That was my "unexpected" expense. I knew it was going to cost me something, but not that much. They quoted about half that price to do it on poles rather than underground but after thinking on it for a few weeks, I decided I did not want 6,700 volts over my head. Especially with all the trees I have. The pole I did get was just to get it across the street.

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I went to get a permit for a new house construct and they wanted a connection fee for the sewer. Well excu-u-u-se me, I'm already connected! Huh? I had already paid a fee on the old house that I tore down. It took a while for that to be absorbed but the fee was eventually waived.
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