If work requires a permit, it is in your best interest to obtain one. You may be fined if you perform work without a permit (WWP).
One or two family dwellings get penalized at a lower rate than buildings with more units. However, the penalty is still much higher than it would have been to have gotten the permit in the first place.
|Type of Building||Penalty Rate||
|1-2 Family Dwellings||
6x the original permit cost
|$600 – $10,000|
|Non 1-2 Family Dwellings||21x the original permit cost||$6,000 – $15,000|