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Old 05-31-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I am a new homeowner in the town of North Hempstead and is planning to do some renovation in the house, such as knocking down a non-structured wall in the kitchen area, updating the bathroom and installing new hardwood floor.

Do you guys know if I need a permit for all the renovations? Need to hire an architect to submit the floor plan? How long does it usually take?

Any advices would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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How do you know its a partition wall or a load bearing wall?
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Old 06-11-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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This town is beyond unreasonable when it comes to permits. My neighbor had his closing held up because the a/c unit which was there when he bought 21 years ago did not have a permit. IF so then why was he able to close back then? According to the town a permit was required for a/c since the 60's, in addition he did not have the required setback and had to file for a variance (more $$$$$)...long and short of it, he closed in October but had to leave a nice chunk of change on the table in an escrow account, it was finally settled in early May.

IF I were you, before I would put a nail in the wall I would make a call to the Town. FYI, the permits cost him 4 x the usual amount....as a penalty.
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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This town is beyond unreasonable when it comes to permits. My neighbor had his closing held up because the a/c unit which was there when he bought 21 years ago did not have a permit. IF so then why was he able to close back then? According to the town a permit was required for a/c since the 60's, in addition he did not have the required setback and had to file for a variance (more $$$$$)...long and short of it, he closed in October but had to leave a nice chunk of change on the table in an escrow account, it was finally settled in early May.

IF I were you, before I would put a nail in the wall I would make a call to the Town. FYI, the permits cost him 4 x the usual amount....as a penalty.

I doubt the OP waited a year for your input

Did you look at the date of the post???
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