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need permit for drywall?

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cheap-poor
(gw:cheap-poor) on
Wed, Aug 9, 06 at 23:43

my basement was walled with paneling when i bought it. after 5 years living here, my wife wanted to paint it a different color. i ended up tearing out the paneling & sheet-rocking the walls. no changes to electrics or anything else. am i good to go, or should i have gotten a permit? all i did was remove paneling & screw sheetrock to the same boards the paneling was attached to. thanks, cheap-poor


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RE: need permit for drywall?

Probably not. Generally speaking if you do the work yourself and it doesn't involve anything structural, electric, plumbing, or roofing you don't need a permit. Your best bet is to always check with your local building department before starting a project. It's not like if you call they're going to send someone out to watch your house to make sure you got a permit. Most municipalities don't have that kind of extra manpower. :-)

Mike


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RE: need permit for drywall?

Ask the AHJ if you want to know.


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RE: need permit for drywall?

Brickeye,

Just to clarify an acronym for the benefit of other readers, AHJ means "authority having jurisdiction". For homeowners that is usually the local building department.

Mike


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