Expired Permits | What To Do About An Expired Permit When The Contractor Is No Longer In Business


Expired Permits | Remodeling your home can be a stressful process to get to the desired outcome. After the project is finished you often forget the struggles of the remodeling process because you are too busy enjoying the results. Your new focus is on swimming in your new pool or watching a movie in your finished basement. As time goes by though there will no doubt be another home project that you will want or need to tackle. Often this is when you find out that you still have an expired permit that was left open on your last renovation project. Unfortunately, if you have an expired permit you will not be able to get the proper permit for your new project.


When this happens your first thought is to contact the company that did your previous remodel. What happens when you find out that the company has gone out of business? This happens quite often, especially with small remodeling or landscaping companies. The owner often doesn’t have many employees and does a lot of the work himself. In some cases, the owner of the business may have even left the area. In this case, you are left to deal with the expired permit on your own.


You will need to contact a company you can trust and that has dealt with expired permits previously. The company you choose should have the knowledge and experience to inspect the previous remodel and determine if it was a quality job. Sometimes permits are not finalized because the remodeling company has cut corners and knows that their work won’t pass inspection. In these cases, the company you hire to handle your expired permit needs to be able to inspect for quality. If you are in the Tampa area you should consider contacting Beryl Engineering & Inspection. Beryl will walk you through the process of closing out your expired permit and help get you on track for your next project.