The fun part of creating a new metal building is thinking about the design, planning everything out, and imagining just how useful it is going to be once it’s finished. But there is a part of this process that you’d probably prefer to forget – the legal compliance to make sure everything is done by the book. There’s nothing exciting about that component, but you need to nail it so you don’t run into problems later on.
This article will help you understand the basics of how the law is likely to apply to your new metal building. When you are ready to get started on this project with a team that will be able to support you from start to finish, turn to Carport Kingdom. Our Build & Price tool is the perfect starting point for such a project, and you can always contact us if you need help at any point.
Plan Your Build First
To get your permit approved and to be able to move forward with the project, you are going to need to have as much information as possible on hand. As a starting point, you will want to know the exact dimensions of the proposed building, including the height, width, and overall square footage. There are going to be some type of restrictions in place regarding the size of the building, so these dimensions are critical to have squared away.
You may also need to have details regarding the building material that will be used for the structure, the wind loads it can withstand, and any electrical wiring that you are going to add to the building. In some places, you may also need to provide an intended use or uses for the building, as different properties will be zoned for different kinds of activities. Basically, you want to have as much information available as possible so you can easily answer any questions that come up about the permit. This will not only help you get it approved but also help the approval come through faster so you can put the project in motion and get the building completed.
Assuming you are the property owner who will be constructing this new building on your land, you will be responsible for securing any permits that are necessary for the job. Exactly what you need to have in place will depend on where you live and what the rules look like in that area. It’s never too early to contact your local government office to inquire about building rules and get the permit process put in motion. These kinds of things are notorious for the delays that can occur, so you always want to get it started as soon as possible.
It should be noted that the rules in your area can impact exactly what your project looks like, which is why it’s important to start this process right from the beginning. For instance, your building might come with some restrictions, such as the overall size of the structure, its height, or a setback requirement from the property line. You certainly don’t want to have to go backward later because you didn’t follow the rules, so go through the process carefully and be sure that you are complying with regulations once you get going.
What Happens if I Don’t Have Permits?
Plenty of people before you have decided to just ignore the permitting process and go ahead with their building project without taking that step. It might be tempting to just go with this route, but you’ll wind up paying for it later. For one thing, you could be confronted by a local agency about the lack of a permit, which could lead to fines and fees or even the need to take the building down.
Even if it doesn’t come to that, another potential issue can arise when the time comes to sell the property. It’s going to be hard to sell a property that doesn’t have permits in place for its structures, so that could turn into a major headache. The minor hassle of dealing with permits will prove to be worth it as a result of all of the problems you can avoid later.
Carport Kingdom Is Here for Your Build
In most cases, complying with local rules and regulations is pretty simple. Sure, it can be a hassle, but just get it done as soon as possible, and you can start to look forward to your building being finished. Carport Kingdom is the ideal partner for this kind of job, so reach out today to learn more!