After dealing with different clients, we have found their common conception about city permits. For most, building permits during home remodeling cost dollars, and they consider avoiding it as much as possible! But we want to disclose the truth to you here! The expenses for permits are not more than $500 that may be just a fraction of the amount you are ready to spend for renovation.
Real data about city permits for home remodeling projects
Avoiding permits during home renovation means cutting corners. But it’s never worth doing so unless you want it to come to haunt you later. Instead, go through today’s blog and ideate real data regarding the building permits. Have a look:
Number of applications for city permits
According to a survey, almost every homeowner applies for permits while renovating their cooking space or bathroom. And that may be around 37% of all the applications. Contrarily, 21% of the permits are for room additions, and 23% go for interior renovation projects.
Also, permit applications for outdoor upgrades are nearly 15%, while exterior counting at 19% of all permits. In fact, at MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we have found that even detached structure construction comes with permit applications around 10% and one-off specific projects for 3% hardly.
Required time for permit approval
Many homeowners try to avoid applying for building permits considering it as a delay to kick off the home remodeling project. Honestly, some permits take time to get approved, while a few require only the very day. The permits getting same-day approval maybe around 24% of all while the rest need some days.
For example, 17% of the city permits take less than a week, while 27% require a couple of weeks, especially for first-time applicants. And the majority of building permits need around a month or more to get approved.
Overall costs for building permits
On Yelp, you can find our clients thanking us for carrying out their building permits. And if you hold on to the thought that the expenses are huge, you are wrong! If you are a first-time applicant, the building permit may be for you around $500 or less for the maximum home remodeling projects, like common ones- bathroom or kitchen renovation. Apart from this, the rest city permits may cost more than $500, between $501 to $5000, depending on project size and location.
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