Town of Brookhaven building department

Traci’s Permits has worked with the Town of Brookhaven building department and has helped thousands of people get the proper permits needed for their Garage conversions, Special Use Permits, Building Permits, Demolition permits, Deck permits, Fences/Retaining wall permits, and much more! 

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A building permit is an official approval issued by the local governmental agency that allows you or your contractor to proceed with a construction or remodeling project on your property. The town of brookhaven building codes has all of the available permits. It is intended to ensure that the project plans to comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction. These standards are intended to ensure the safety of current and future owners and occupants and to provide enforcement of zoning and land use policies.

Specific issues that the building permit process may address include structural integrity of the framing work, zoning, sanitation, water, and sewer lines, fire protection, and electrical service.

When Is a Building Permit Needed?

Not all home construction and renovation projects require a brookhaven building permit. In many cases, simple repairs and replacements can be performed by professional contractors or homeowners without applying for a permit. However, and project that involves additions or major changes to your home’s structure or its mechanical systems usually require you to apply for an appropriate permit from the Town of Brookhaven building department. If you are hiring a contractor to perform the work, he usually will handle the permit process for you, factoring in the costs of the permit to his bid. If you are doing the work yourself, it is your responsibility to apply for the permit. Be aware that your building department may require that some types of work be done only by licensed professionals. Work on gas lines, for example, may be forbidden to homeowners is some communities.

The requirements for permits vary widely from region to region, though, and the only way you can tell for sure if a permit is required is to call your local building office and describe the work you want to do. Some regions may require permits for almost every type of work, even building a landscape fence. The decision to require a permit or not often depends on an assessment of the relative risk the work poses to current and future residents of the house.