Welcome back, constant readers! The home construction process is more complicated than it seems at first. Whether or not you are worried about closing costs, or you are waiting to strike a deal on a pre-built home, sometimes you get tunnel vision. One of the hurdles in your way is making sure that you get all the permits you need. Here now are some more ever-helpful tips on how to secure the necessary home construction permits, even if you are already getting going.
Owner/Builder Permits Are More Complex
Unlike other types of permits, the owner/builder agreements are harder to navigate and finalize. For one thing, there are many myths surrounding this part of the process. One of the most enduring is that city permit offices only grant these dispensations to professionals. During a routine home improvement project, you can stay in your home. However, this is not the case for a brand new home; living inside a home while it is still under construction is not allowed.
Take Easements into Account
Also, don’t overlook the importance of easements. There are many different types of legal restrictions that can get in your way or slow down the timeline of the project. Maybe some of your property has been zoned for public use – such as a road – and thus an easement is in place. To know for sure, you’ll have to research your home’s plat; even minor additions, like a new fence, will require permits issued by the county offices in all instances.
Consider the Impact of Building Setbacks
Along with easements, be aware of how building setbacks can affect the scope of your home construction ambitions. Setbacks foster a sense of openness in any community they are found in, and their purpose is simple: creating safety margins in case of an emergency like a fire. Home additions such as garages, sheds, and decks could all potentially overreach a setback’s boundary lines, so be aware of them as you go along.
Contact Accessible Home Builders Today
Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.
To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!
We are proud to be recognized as “Southern Delaware’s Best Home Remodeling” Company for 2020 by Metropolitan Magazine. We work hard every day to provide quality workmanship and service to create that new space or the new look you want in your home. Call us today to discuss your next project.