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Without getting into the gruesome details, I was wondering if any of you have take over or transfered a city building permit from a previous contractor. In other words, one contractor pulls a permit, starts the job, then "gets fired" from the job. Can I hire a new contractor to finish the job on the same permit? If upon completion the inspection doesn't pass, is contrator one or contractor two obligated to correct the issues?

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We have been in that situation before.
The owner of the building goes to the planning department with the new contractor and files a change of contractor form with them. The new contractor must buy a city license and when he takes over, the project is his. The owner would need to sue the first contractor in small claims court for any costs incurred due to that contractors work. The replacement contractor is only responsible for the repairs and completion of the project after he is hired. It can be done. Ask the city building department.
 

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Before you hire this new contractor make sure you both agree on what has to be done and what Has been done ! if some of the work completed by the first contractor is not up to state code it should be brought up to the code first. The building inspector will look at the whole project when he is issureing a C.O,
 
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