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RE: Building Permit?
by Chuck Dearden


December 08, 2004

Response to Joe Wood concerning building permits:

You may or may not need a building permit for repair of rot depending on the severity of structural damange. Unless you can visually identifiy the the extent of decay, and recognize the reason for failure, it is difficult to ascertain the correct remediation. I have seen repairs made in the same manner in which the faulty construction practices were duplicated, and will most likely cause the same problem again. It is best to call the building department at 228-4737 and discuss the project with me, and possibly set up a pre-inspection if warranted. Ideas can be exchanged on procedures to correct the problem, and a decision can be made as to whether a building permit will be required or not.

Chuck Dearden
Building Offical, City of Ketchikan
Ketchikan, AK - USA


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Building Permit? by Joe Wood - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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