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  • JamesS149 commented on hodgepodgerama's instructable Porch-Swing Fire Pit3 months ago
    Porch-Swing Fire Pit

    Some people don't have the convenience of living so far in the sticks the news is a few months old and don't have to worry about local concordances . Last thing any one wants is a letter from the local government telling you to pay a large fine and then face criminal charges (it's a misdemeanor in most places to violate building/zoning/fire codes). Nobody wants to waste 300+ dollars in wood and the days it too to build it when ordered to remove it and then have pay more in fines. Make a phone call, spend the hour getting the paperwork and know your safe from pesky court summons. I know this because I found out the hard way with a small shed I built. I needed a zoning clearance permit, and didn't know about it. The Violation notice, the threat of several hundreds in fine and a court sum...see more »Some people don't have the convenience of living so far in the sticks the news is a few months old and don't have to worry about local concordances . Last thing any one wants is a letter from the local government telling you to pay a large fine and then face criminal charges (it's a misdemeanor in most places to violate building/zoning/fire codes). Nobody wants to waste 300+ dollars in wood and the days it too to build it when ordered to remove it and then have pay more in fines. Make a phone call, spend the hour getting the paperwork and know your safe from pesky court summons. I know this because I found out the hard way with a small shed I built. I needed a zoning clearance permit, and didn't know about it. The Violation notice, the threat of several hundreds in fine and a court summons if I didn't get it fix was a little wake up. Having to remove the $800+ I had invested would have sucked. The permit was a 20 minute ordeal, cost me nothing. Plus side is I got approval for a second shed I'll be building next year with the same permit.

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