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Old 06-30-2019, 04:08 PM   #21
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I can tell you that you would not be installing a lot of gutters around here if you dont want to pull permits....

Most of the towns are not too horrible trying to get a permit, I always give a customer a quote and let them know that a permit may be required and will be an additional fee on top of the quote. If they agreed to my price, terms and conditions I then called the Village to find out if one is required and charge them appropriately for the permit, fees and a little on top of that for my time
True here also.

And: the composition of my general area has changed. Deposits for single craft jobs like gutter or shutters are the norm.
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Old 06-30-2019, 06:23 PM   #22
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[QUOTE=NYgutterguy;7569223]Wow. Pretty crazy. Do you spend a lot of time running around getting permits and stuff ? Do they issue you one right away ?

it matters
like with your gutters , you`d have to probably have show type of drawing , maybe have to get a survey,materials , and how your fastening them , and to what material your fastening to .
in south florida , they want to make sure its no going to be a projectile in high winds or hurricanes ( really)

to pull a permit involving an architectural drawing , lets with demo , framing drywall , electric , plumbing . mechanical ,doors and windows , its not unheard of for a set of plans to take weeks to get a proved .
every plans reviewer , gets 7-10 days to look at their part of the plan , so if you have all those listed above , plus zoning , and derm , and fire which is its own separate section , it takes a while .
definitely there are a lot of plans runners who do just this for you , they`re costly , but know the ins and outs .

problem is , if we are all on the same plane ( having license , and insurance , and having to go through this whole process ) then its a fair game .
but most guys will no be licensed , will not pull permits ,
so you either have to take that chance ( of getting nailed too) , or miss out on a lot of jobs , because most home owners don`t want to go through all this , and would rather save 30-40% of the total cost , by not worrying about permit , or if the guy is licensed or insured .
tricky because i don`t want to tell a client " lets do it illegal , and i can save you a buck"
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Wow. Pretty crazy. Do you spend a lot of time running around getting permits and stuff ? Do they issue you one right away ?


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Generally you can download and fill out the application online have your ins agent send over the information they need to the building dept and simply pick up the permit when you pay for it

Most of the time for small repair jobs you walk in there with the info that they need and walk out with a permit in hand.

Most of the time


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Generally you can download and fill out the application online have your ins agent send over the information they need to the building dept and simply pick up the permit when you pay for it

Most of the time for small repair jobs you walk in there with the info that they need and walk out with a permit in hand.

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you right

my insurance agent sends it directly.

and certain permits , like a plumber setting as toilet , or something small , there are " postcard permits"
condo buildings , want to make sure you do it to code , because theres a chance it could leak down multiple floors . ( been there )

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