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Old 12-02-2003, 07:51 PM
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It varies from state to state, but in Wisconsin, in general, if it's not attached to the house, it doesn't need a permit (for the kind of work we do). There are a few exceptions, but this is generally true.

As a side note, you might want to add a clause in your contract that says 'client is responsible for securing all permits.' The permit process can sometimes be very quick, other times it can be very drawn out. I will put any necessary sketches together to help them, but that part is their baby. Otherwise, if there are variances needed, and town meetings to go to, presentations to make, etc, I'd lose my shirt on the project before I started. Either that or I'd have to charge another $1500 just to get the permit.
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