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When do you need to get a building permit for remodeling?

Laura Firszt Networx.com
 |  The Rolla Daily News

As a savvy homeowner, you probably know that many outdoor home additions and improvements require official approval. But are you aware you might also need a building permit for remodeling indoors?

Though pulling a permit may feel like just another unwanted hassle (as if the remodel itself wasn’t stressful enough), the process actually helps protect you and your investment. Permits, together with the inspections which often follow, help ensure that all renovation and repair work is done in a safe, healthy manner.

What type of interior remodeling projects require a permit?

Even if you’re not adding any structures (such as a deck or shed) or expanding your home, you will usually have to obtain a building permit for interior remodeling that involves;

1. Addition or removal of a load-bearing wall. Your house literally depends on its load-bearing supports. Any alteration is a

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