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Old 06-01-2009, 10:00 PM
 
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Hi...question....we are looking to do a porch for our home and of course, needs a permit. A friend of ours is doing the plans, but we heard somewhere that you have to be a licensed architect to submit plans? We are doing the work ourselves.

Anyone know the real deal?

Thanks!
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Massapequa, NY
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No, if you know how to draw the plans up yourself, there is no need for an architect
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Excellent!
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Little Babylon
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You could also just park a boat in front of your house. Makes a nice porch and if the big flood hits you'll be ready for it.
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Hi...question....we are looking to do a porch for our home and of course, needs a permit. A friend of ours is doing the plans, but we heard somewhere that you have to be a licensed architect to submit plans? We are doing the work ourselves.

Anyone know the real deal?

Thanks!
Some towns require a set of architect stamped plans if the project exceeds a certain square footage. Brookhaven, for example, requires stamped plans on additions and on 2nd floors exceeding 700 sq ft

Town of Hempstead website:
Construction Drawings
The application shall be accompanied by structural drawings, prepared in a standard architectural manner to scale of not less than one quarter of an inch to one foot.
Blue or Black Line Ozalid Type Prints made from original tracings are required.
The drawings shall include a foundation plan, floor plan, cross sections, elevations, and necessary details to the following items must be submitted:
  1. Completely describe the proposed work.
  2. All symbols used on drawings to describe methods or materials etc. are to be standard architectural symbols.
  3. In case where the proposed work exceeds the limits described in Sec. 7302 of the Education Law of the State of New York, the Seal and Signature of a Licensed Architect or Professional Engineer will be required on the drawings.
FYI Sec 7302 link: NYS Architecture - Practice Guidelines
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