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1. When is a building permit required?
2. Do I need a permit to install a fence?
3. How long does it take to get a building permit?
4. What happens if I work without a permit?
5. How far off of the property line must I be if I want to build something?
6. Can I put a small yard shed in my backyard and is a permit required?
7. Is it necessary to have a building permit to replace a roof?
8. I want to add a bedroom in the basement. Is a permit necessary?
9. Are inspections required on rental property?
10. Do I need an Occupancy Permit if I am renting?
11. Do I need an Occupancy Permit if I own a home?
12. What is a Special Use Permit?
13. What is a Variance Request?
14. What is the difference between a Special Use and a Variance?
15. How do I apply for a zoning change?
16. I am just replacing my countertops, do I need to have a plumbing inspection for re-connecting my sink back up after replacing the counters?
17. I want to install an above ground pool what do I need to do?
18. If I am installing a pool do I need to have a fence installed?
19. When do I need a Home Occupation Permit?
20. I am installing a screened in porch do I need a permit?
21. I am buying a house in Columbia what do I need to do?
22. Can I fill out paperwork online and pay over the phone?
23. If we are having a wall taken down in our house do we need a permit and does the inspector need to look at it?
24. I am installing new boards on my porch and wanted to know if that would require that I install rails?
25. I want to install a retaining wall in my back yard and put a patio on top of it. Do I need a building permit?
26. I am looking at property in a neighborhood that is now on septic and saw that there is a sewer line close by does the City require that I connect to that sewer line?
27. When installing a roof what energy code does the City follow?
28. I am wanting to install a small fence around my air conditioner do I need a fence permit?
29. I am tearing down my existing deck and building a new one on top of the existing piers, do I still need a building permit?
30. What are the costs for a building permit?

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1. Does someone need to be present for my home or rental inspection?
2. Does buyer or seller apply for inspection?