Hey there just wondering if you or someone you know has been fined or given a penalty for building without a permit? Mainly decks as I'm wondering what the fine is for building a deck 3 ft off the ground at around 200sqft the whole process of permits is a waste of time and money imo so just curious the fines
Answer to your question. Most municipalities would send an inspector to see the deck, railing & stairs.
What I have seen is inspectors given notice in writing to have deck removed within given time. They will visit site to see if done. If not done there next step is taking you to court. Judge decides penalty which can be expensive
Hope this helps you. Disadvantage to you is if you try to sell your home and buyer wants to get confirmation for deck permit with city you can lose an offer most buyers now check due to liability and insurance.
Hello... Fines of building the deck or shed or anything over 100 square feet (10X10)is not the issue here.
The issue here comes when you go to sell & need a new Real Property Report to show the deck. If no permit was made you will have issues with the city Bylaws & they 'may' make you tear it down.
Hi Jason. If it's under a hundred square feet and you do not attach it to the house then I believe you might not need a building permit. However it's always best to get a building permit for many different reasons! Always better to be safe than sorry and it does not cost much. I recommend you call your local city to get information from them.
If the deck is build all up to code will they not just inspect it and give you a small fine instead of making you tear it down
Bottom line get a permit, have home depot give you a drawing, tell the customer to sign the building permit form and submit it, never mind about the fin, when the deck falls with 20 people on it a fine will be the least of your worries, pay the $150.00 the customer is paying anyway.
In Alberta there is no kind of schedule of various scenarios and their fines. Depending on circumstances each situation is dealt with on a case by case basis.
Also interesting to note is the OWNER is the only one described as being responsible for Code compliance (except when talking about building materials).
Normally the consequence for performing work without a permit is to double the permit fee, which occurs when a real property report is conducted for the purposes of a real estate sale and these issues have to be addressed; the alternative is to remove the non-permitted work (likely with no penalty).
If building a deck for a customer are they not going to be held liable for the consequences
We have never been fined or had a penalty towards us for building without a permit, so not sure what the penalty would be for that.
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