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More Advice Regarding Home Construction Permits, Part 3

More Advice Regarding Home Construction Permits, Part 3

Hello, constant readers! This is the third installment of our ongoing series about home construction permits.

Hello, constant readers! This is the third installment of our ongoing series about home construction permits. It will also, presumably, be the final piece for now. Because of how important the permits are, there is plenty of need-to-know information that will benefit homeowners every step of the way. 

Research the Viability of Variances

Zoning requirements must be followed. After all, easements are rarely left unenforced. Variances are exceptions to strict zoning ordinances that allow the project to move forward without county authorities’ objections. If you would like to have a bigger house than the chosen lot can accommodate, then procuring a variance is essential. Likewise, you can use variances to sidestep setback regulations that could impede progress, but your new neighbors will have a say, which could lead to your request being denied. 

Typical Stock Plans Might Not Work Out 

Existing house plans and blueprints created by architects and contractors are fantastic solutions for getting a new home built as quickly and efficiently as possible. That said, stock building plans are a popular commodity online, and since they are much less expensive than the plans custom-made for you by your custom home builder partner, they appear to be a more attractive option, price-wise. That way, you could expedite the process of getting your two-bed, two-bath home complete with a three-car garage underway so that you don’t have to wait as long for its completion. The local permitting office could potentially decline your request because they’ll be looking for plans drawn up by a professional architect who is fully licensed in the state where you reside. 

Investigate the Consequences of CCRs

Lastly, don’t overlook the consequences of CCRs that could hinder the construction of the new house you’ve been looking forward to all this time. The acronym CCR stands for the conditions, covenants, and restrictions for planned communities, subdivisions, planned unit developments, or PUDs. In short, CCRs function as a so-called “shadow zoning ordinance,” and they must be obeyed to avoid any lengthy disputes with your HOA. 

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 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 FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!

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