Remodeling house

Garmin MAV23
Dec 10, 2019 27 Comments

Folks, remodeling the house a bit, haven’t taken permit, the only one which might require a permit is re tiling the bathrooms. A guy from the city drove by yesterday and took some pictures from outside the house. The remodeling is almost done. Should I be concerned?

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  • You don’t need a permit to tile. Did you take a wall down or demo anything? Tiling is cosmetic.
    Dec 10, 2019 8
    • Garmin MAV23
      OP
      VBOp51... explain please..!!??
      Dec 13, 2019
    • SAP VBOp51
      As the Fourth Amendment clearly states, law enforcement can enter a home to search or to arrest an individual if they have a warrant based upon probable cause and signed by a neutral and detached magistrate (which is now called a judge).
      Dec 13, 2019
  • Amazon helloyeah
    Did you remodel the exterior in any way?
    Dec 10, 2019 1
    • Garmin MAV23
      OP
      Nope, just paint
      Dec 10, 2019
  • AOL CwXk65
    Campbell is notorious for this. Why did you buy in Campbell man? Specially the east side. You should have looked at san Jose
    Dec 10, 2019 0
  • Garmin MAV23
    OP
    Painted the exterior and interior, did flooring, changed the faucets. None of these require permit. Re tiling the shower... this one does.. yeah.. unless they come inside and start asking questions, they would not know.. do they have the authority to do so.?
    Dec 10, 2019 5
    • Garmin MAV23
      OP
      And curious, what if the inspector does show up but the work is already completed? Can I deny his inspection?
      Dec 13, 2019
    • Nope, they can come unannounced anytime. If things are different compared to their plans they can inspect and ask you for contractor plans, etc.
      Dec 13, 2019
  • Garmin MAV23
    OP
    It’s a beautiful community..!!!!
    Dec 13, 2019 1
    • Yahoo FFnl47
      Why do you say that ?
      Dec 18, 2019
  • Lyft / R&D oildrum
    How much work are you doing without a permit? If you’re just doing light interior work like tiles then there’s not much to do - how would anyone know? If you’re gutting the house without permits then that’s a serious issue.
    Dec 10, 2019 1
    • Garmin MAV23
      OP
      Nothing is changing from the original plans.
      Dec 10, 2019
  • Garmin MAV23
    OP
    Close to prune yard, and a few busy streets, but good residential neighborhood
    Dec 18, 2019 0
  • Google / Eng ABC-CEO
    That's ok you don't need permit, if anything your contractor should do it for you if city gives you any trouble. Things like new electrical outlets or recessed lights do require permits though
    Dec 10, 2019 0
  • Garmin MAV23
    OP
    Yeah, trying to get the permit now, not sure of the consequences
    Dec 10, 2019 0
  • SAP VBOp51
    that's illegal!Why did he come? Did you submit something previously?
    Dec 10, 2019 0

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