What is a building permit?
A building permit gives you legal permission to start construction of a building project in accordance with the approved drawings and specifications. The drawings and specifications must be approved and a permit issued by the City of Lakeville.

The purpose of the permit is to ensure that the building project meets minimum safety, zoning and aesthetic requirements enforced by the City of Lakeville and required by the State Building Code.

The fees charged for building permits are used to defray the cost of code enforcement and are typically less than 3 percent of the overall building project cost.

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1. What is a building permit?
2. When do I need a permit?
3. When is a permit not required?
4. What good does a permit do?
5. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
6. What if I want to do the building project myself?
7. What if I want to hire a contractor?
8. Who must be licensed?
9. Should I take the permit out for the contractor?
10. What if I'm planning to dig?