How long is a permit valid?
Permits are valid for 180 days (6 months) as long as work is receiving inspections. A permit shall become invalid if the proposed work is not commenced within 180 days after its issuance. A permit will also become invalid if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the work commences. Extensions to the initial 180 days shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated. The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, 1 or more extensions for periods of not more than 180 days each.

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1. When is a permit needed?
2. When do I not need a permit?
3. Who can apply for a permit?
4. Do I need a permit to build a deck?
5. Do I need a permit for an engineered or pre-fabricated structure?
6. What is the purpose of building safety?
7. What does a permit cost?
8. Why do I need a permit to work on my own house?
9. Are consultations available at the job site?
10. What are the different types of permits?
11. What do I do if it is an emergency repair?
12. Are all inspectors certified and licensed by the state and nationally?
13. When are plans needed?
14. If I use a licensed contractor, electrician, plumber, HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) technician or tradesman, do I still need a permit?
15. What if a remodel reveals work that requires a permit after the project has started?
16. Can a homeowner be the general contractor on his/her own home?
17. As a homeowner can I do the work of the electrician, plumber or HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) technician on my property?
18. Can I, as the homeowner, apply for the permits and hire my own subcontractors?
19. What is the dollar amount on a residential remodel that requires a contractor to be licensed?
20. I am building a new home. Must my contractor be licensed?
21. How long is a permit valid?
22. How many homes can a homeowner build?
23. What do I do if my permit expires?
24. I have received a letter from the prosecutor about a permit. What do I do?
25. Where do I find the current codes for the City of Fayetteville?
26. Since the cost of the plumbing, electrical and HVAC is included in the valuation of my building permit, do I still need separate permits for these?
27. I will be replacing my bedroom windows. Will the new ones have to meet code?
28. I need a new roof. Will I need a permit?
29. Where do I find the "call before you dig" number?
30. Do I need a permit to repair a leak in my water yard line?
31. I'm going to be adding an irrigation line to my existing water line. Do I need a permit?
32. Do I need a permit to repair a sewer yard line?
33. A siding company will be putting siding on my home. Do I need a permit?
34. I'm adding an island in my kitchen. When do I need a permit?
35. I will be painting, adding hardwood floors and tile to some areas of my house. Do I need a permit?