Nov 10, 2021 / by Zach Pyers
After taking the time to measure your space and vehicles, and choosing a color, material, and design, it might be tempting to immediately contract someone to install a carport on your property. However, you must make sure to get all the necessary formalities in order.
In particular, finding out what kind of building permits are required by your local authorities will help make sure that you do not suffer any unnecessary repercussions. This can seem like a hassle or restrict your options. To make the process easier for you, we have compiled an easy guide to applying for permits for your metal carport.
What Are Building Permits?
Building permits will vary from state to state, county to county, depending on your local authorities. These are official documents and papers that state that your building has been legally recognized as being safe and that construction has been approved. These are important to ensure that local building codes are safe and the necessary building construction measures are followed.
What Is the Process of Applying for a Permit?
Once again, the exact process will differ depending on where you are building but you generally have to first apply for the permit with the relevant authorities. Neither Behrs Buildings nor the manufacturer are responsible for permits, zoning restrictions, and other aspects relative to your structure - this remains the sole responsibility of the customer. While drawings may be purchased in some instances on an "as needed" basis, the provision of such is not guaranteed. We highly recommend that the customer makes sure they can have the building before they order the building. When submitting the application, you will normally also have to pay the fees required.
Afterward, any next steps like where you should display your building permit during the construction will be communicated to you by the building authorities of your area. If you are unsure at any point, make sure to voice it out to the authorities.
What Happens if Your Application for a Building Permit Is Rejected?
If you choose to not get a building permit, or if it was rejected and you choose to continue building anyway, you may have to deal with really serious legal consequences. Not only will you have to pay fines, but you might even have to take down the affected installation. More importantly, having an illegal structure will affect the price of your property if you choose to sell it in the future.
Have a Hassle-Free Metal Carport Building Process with Behrs Building
It is important that you do not cut corners when you are installing a large structure like a metal carport or garage. Not only is it important for the safety of you and your family members, but it will also ensure that you do not have to deal with any legal repercussions.
At Behrs Building, we are an independently owned and operated sales office that helps our customers link with the best steel manufacturers in the nation. Having completed over 20,000 projects nationwide, we are an established company with the best lead times and competitive prices. More importantly, if you need additional financial support, you can also apply for our Rent-To-Own program and enjoy low monthly payments.
For more information about our programs and services, contact us today and our friendly customer service staff will get back to you as soon as possible.