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Old 04-26-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Thanks guys.

I've been inquiring to get an architect/engineer take care of this, and almost all of them say "you do realize that they may find something else in your house, right?"

I get the feeling that I'm one of the few that look for their services just for the permit part. As if they think it's totally unnecessary. An engineer actually suggested to call the town and ask if I need one.
I did call, and of course, if I want to make an opening on a load bearing wall, I do need a permit according to them.

Now, as an analogy, we're supposed to go 50 m/hr on a highway but everyone goes 70 and few people gets stopped. Is this the same thing? Asking for permits is like going 50?
If its a small job, most engineers are really too busy but don't want to say no. Construction is humming again, hard to get small projects done.

If you are removing a load bearing wall, you should get a permit.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Bummer.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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Or an issue with a CO later.
CO for what? Nothing is changing.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:04 PM
 
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CO for what? Nothing is changing.
Most townships have a cc and a co or something similar. Co is certificate of occupancy. CC is certificate of completion...

If you were to take down a few walls in a house and put some headers in that would be a CC.

If you were to build a second floor, that is still a CC and not a CO..

If you completely gut the house and do massive alteration that can trigger a new CO..

If you build a new house you get a CO.

Most homeowners say CO by mistake instead of CC or your towns equivalent.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:17 AM
 
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Hi all.

I'm the OP.

We finally got the permit.
Now, all the contractors that come (we're shopping for a contractor again), say that it was a mistake and that for a kitchen renovation it wasn't necessary, even with the opening on a load baring wall.
Just FYI.

I'm assuming that for some reason they say that because it'd have been better for them without the town checking on them. Still, for others looking into this, I thought mentioning it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:28 AM
 
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Hi all.

I'm the OP.

We finally got the permit.
Now, all the contractors that come (we're shopping for a contractor again), say that it was a mistake and that for a kitchen renovation it wasn't necessary, even with the opening on a load baring wall.
Just FYI.

I'm assuming that for some reason they say that because it'd have been better for them without the town checking on them. Still, for others looking into this, I thought mentioning it.
If your in Nassau it was a mistake because they are going to reassess your house based off your new kitchen thus raising your taxes. In Suffolk it's a crapshoot depending on township.
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