As a homeowner, an expired permit can cause you great headaches when you are trying to sell your home or tackle another home renovation project. An expired permit can bring all your plans to a screeching halt.
So how did you end up with an expired permit?
An expired permit is a previous construction permit that was not closed out properly at the completion of the project. Common expired permits occur on projects such as swimming pool additions or roof replacements. There are a variety of reasons a permit was not closed out properly. Some of these reasons include improper repairs, unfinished work or clerical errors. Whatever the reason, an expired permit will not just go away on its own. If you have ever previously remodeled your home, it is a good idea to check the status of your old construction permits.
How do I find out if I have an expired permit?
If you live in Hillsborough County you can find out if you have an expired permit on your property by visiting the Hillsborough County Building Services Division website. On the website, you will research permit records and related activities. You will be able to find out if your previous construction permits were closed properly and if you need to take any further action.
If you do find out you have an expired permit Hillsborough County, your next step should be to contact the professionals at Beryl Engineering & Inspection. Beryl can inspect the work that was done with regard to the expired permit. Beryl can then work with you to form a permit letter that can close out that expired permit. Then you can proceed with your plans to sell or remodel your home.