When residential construction projects are built to code, inspected and legally recognized by the Town, you can live in your home with peace of mind that it has met safety standards. In addition, by working with the Town to achieve code compliance, you will receive a Certificate of Occupancy (CO), which homeowner's insurance and mortgage companies usually require, if selling, buying or refinancing a home. Finally, structures that are built without a Building Permit are subject to fines. If structures are not built to code, in some cases, repairs must be made in order to sell the house.
Please see the instructions to legally Maintain a Structure and Maintain a Dwelling.