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The 2012 IRC Residential Code, 2012 International Property Maintenance Code, 2012 International Mechanical Code, 2012 Fire Code, and all appropriate amendments and additions to those codes are all codes that have been adopted by Lawrence County.
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A building permit is required for any new construction or relocation of buildings, including mobile homes and any structures such as sheds or buildings 200 square feet or greater. Building permits will also be required for interior construction or reconstruction.
A stop work order will be issued until a building permit is issued and the building permit fee will be twice the cost of the permit had it been issued prior to the start of construction.
Any lot under forty acres must be platted before a building permit can be issued.
When applying for a building permit you must
For more information please contact the Planning and Zoning department.
In most cases, if all the required information is supplied, a building permit can be issued on the same day. However, the permit issuance may be delayed for receipt of information or on-site inspection.
If the work described in any building permit has not been commenced within 180 days from issuance of the building permit, the building permit will then expire.
Yes, the building official is authorized to grant in writing, extensions that do not exceed 180 days per extension. The requestion for an extension will need to be requested in writing and have a justifiable cause demonstrated.
The building official will conduct the following inspections for all building permits issued on or after February 3, 2014
There is a 24 hour notice required to set an appointment for inspection.
Yes, a stop work order will be issued, a fine may be imposed, construction may have to be removed or exposed in order to rectify the inspection and a no occupancy permit will be issued.
No, the fee schedule has not increased because of inspection at this time.