construction permits and licenses

If you have a new real estate project in mind, you need to make sure that you have the right paperwork on hand. State and local laws can require you to have all sorts of permits and licenses to take on whatever project you have decided to take on. You do not want to be caught without the right paperwork at any point. If you are even slightly unsure of which permits and licenses your project requires, do not just move ahead blindly. Instead, talk to our Long Island, NY real estate litigation lawyers and be sure that you are on the right track.

What Are Some Examples of Important Permits and Licenses?

Depending on the project you are taking on, the exact types of permits and licenses needed can vary. However, you can be sure that there will be a few that almost always come up when you are planning a rebuild, a renovation, or the construction of something new. Permits and licenses you should know about include:

Contractor’s license: There is little you can accomplish if you do not have a contracting license. People who apply for one must be at least 18 years old and of good moral character. There are also some other important requirements to meet, and some can vary county by county.

Certificate of Occupancy: This is a necessity if any construction activities would create a new building or change the occupancy limit of an existing building.

Construction permits: These ensure that a project is complying with all local building codes and zoning requirements.

Place of Assembly Certificate of Operation: This would be needed if there are more than 75 people working on an indoor project or more than 200 working on an outdoor project.

Air permits: These permits concern what kind of pollution your construction work and machinery can produce.

Construction Noise Mitigation Permit: No project is going to be completely silent, but you do have to make a plan to mitigate some of the noise created by your construction and submit that plan in order to get a permit.

Permit to Install Sewer House Connection: Yep, you even need a permit to hook any new construction into the existing sewer system. This is certainly not something that you would want to overlook.

Are There Any Other Important Rules to Follow?

You also must be in compliance with any state labor rules or regulations. Not paying the required wages or having workers’ compensation insurance can result in hefty penalties.

Talk to Our Lawyers Before You Begin Your Project

It is never a good idea to skip any necessary steps, ignore state and local laws, or neglect to get the paperwork that your project requires. So do things the right way, and consult with our attorneys if you have any questions. Contact David A. Gallo & Associates, LLP and set up your consultation today.