Bought a house as is with about 2 pages for my use and occupancy for repairs. When picking my U&O up, I was told I only needed to provide permits for exterior (concrete) work.
But my U&O also had a lot of interior stuff. Adding new outlets. Fixing drywall. Etc.
I was looking at my township website, and they literally require permits for everything. Like its actually BS, damn drywall hanging you need a permit for. And honestly, I have no intentions to pay an additional $100 per my contractor, electrician, and plumber just so they are ‘qualified’ with my annoying neighborhood. Further, I have to pay $50 fee just to get work done. ON TOP of paying for a contractors license.
Now my question is, is how BS is their website or do you actually need a permit for every little thing?
Am I gonna be royallly effed when I go to sell with everything fixed but no permits required (except for exterior stuff) or is the website just a scare tactic/money grab? This is my second home purchase and never once did any of that stuff pop off when I purchased
I find it hard to believe people can’t work on their own homes without needing permission from the township. We are adults…
Fwiw, I asked my realtor whos also an investor and he told me not to pull any permits because it just opens a can of worms and to fix the things required.
So what do I do?