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 Post subject: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 3:51 pm 

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i know that permits could be governed by local and state rules, but typically do replacing windows require permits?

Having the house sided and the contractor has permits for siding. The contractor states that permits are not required for the windows. The windows are new construction going into existing openings. Would the windows require a permit and if so would it be covered by the siding permit?

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Ken


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 Post subject: Re: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:11 pm 

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That varies by city. Best thing to do is check with your city's building inspector. I doubt the windows are included within the siding permit unless specifically stated on the permit itself.


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 Post subject: Re: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 7:16 pm 

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I know in new jersey a permit is not required for windows.


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 Post subject: Re: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:31 am 
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masterext wrote:
I know in new jersey a permit is not required for windows.


If they don't require one is New Taxey, you probably don't need one where you live but check with your inspector.

Windows are not a structural component and you are not modifying the building formatively. They are aesthetic components and as such, in most cases, do not require permits.


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 Post subject: Re: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:15 pm 
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As the others mentioned, it all depends on municipality. Around here, most do not require a permit unless a size is changed (structural alteration), although some do. Check your municipality.


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 Post subject: Re: Permits for Windows???
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 10:33 pm 

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Thanks randy, Masterext, WOW and Homesealed!

Ken


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