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BUILDING PERMIT After viewing this presentation you will have an understanding of:• Why NOT having a building permit is BAD and whyHAVING a building permit is GOOD• How to figure out if work is permitted or not• What to expect as we get the work “PERMITTED”• Who to call if you need help with a project TJR WORKS! (808) 625-3500 Dream House Drafting (808) 371-8031 www.tjrworks.com www.dreamhousedrafting.com
WHY “NOT” HAVINGA BUILDING PERMIT CAN CAUSE YOU GRIEF!
Not having permitted projects can either delay or kill a sale because the potential buyer walks for fear of the unknown consequences of those illegal improvements. No sale means YOU DON’T GET PAID!
Home Insurance Companies can refuse to cover damages if they find out the damaged structure or improvements were never permitted. NO permit, NO coverage.
A mortgage can be called due within 24 hours if the lender finds out about unpermitted work. Tighter banking regulations have effected unpermitted work on the homes you are helping to buy and sell.
• Property tax issues are another dilemma. Imagine being sued by a home owner who is assessed retroactive property taxes on illegally built work that you should have known about. • If you think retroactive property taxes are unrealistic? Remember who makes the laws? --- THEY ARE BROKE RIGHT NOW AND WOULD LOVE TO COLLECT!
Permitted projects ensure both design and construction, meet all current codes:Building, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire and Energy.
A building permit assures that the design and construction of the structure do not infringe on any setbacks or easements and is compliant with City ordinances
A building permit can protect the owner from liability in case of catastrophic events. For example:
Case and Point • More than 75% of the people who are on a deck when it collapses are injured or killed. • Since 2000, there have been 30 or more deaths as a direct result to a deck collapse, at an average of 5 deaths per year as of 2008. • Injuries average over 7,000 per year for structural failure or collapse
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Every 82 seconds there is a house fire in the United States. That’s about 375,000 fires per year! 49% are caused by electrical work or equipment. socioecohistory.wordpress.com
Typical issues with unpermitted work that must be fixed
A typical structural requirement thatmust be performed is providing for a“Continuous Load Path.” AContinuous Load Path is whattransfers wind and earthquakeapplied energy from the housestructure down into the foundation sothe house stays put in the storm. Itcan be extensive at times, generallyrequiring removal of drywall andfixtures to access the buildingframing. It may require an engineerto determine the correct system to beinstalled and it will require inspectionbefore closing drywall. Hanley Wood
Work does not need to look this bad to be illegal. This deck had dozens of code violations!
Does this the proper permits? house have permits? Does this house have Hard to tell…freshome.com
This kitchen remodel needed a permit because the oven wasmoved and the value of the electrical work exceeded $500.00. Waialae Iki kitchen by TJR WORKS!As nice as the kitchen looks, if no permit had been pulled, it’s still illegal. Let’s find out why…
When a permit is needed? Per Honolulu Building Permit Dept:Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) Chapter 18, and part of Chapter 16 Chapter 189 FEES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS FOR BUILDING, ELECTRICAL, PLUMBING AND SIDEWALK CODESDOWNLOAD THE IMPORTANT PARTS AND WATCH THIS ENTIRE NARRATED PRESENTATION AT: tjrworks.com
Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (ROH) Sec. 18-3.1 Required.(a) No person shall perform any of the following or cause any of the following tobe performed without first obtaining a building permit therefore as prescribed inthis section: (1) Erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, convert ordemolish any building or structure; (2) Any electrical work; (3) Install, remove, alter, repair or replace any plumbing, fire sprinkler, gas ordrainage piping work or any fixture, gas appliance, or water heating or treatingequipment; or (4) Construct, reconstruct or improve any sidewalk, curb or driveway in anypublic street right-of-way.(b) Exceptions. A permit shall not be required for the types of work listedbelow. Exemption from the permit requirements of this code shall not be deemedto grant authorization for any work to be done in violation ofthe provisions of the technical codes or any other laws or ordinances of thisjurisdiction. (1) Work excepted from building code provisions under Chapter 16. Work onsidewalks, curbs or driveways regulated under the provisions of Chapter 14,Article 18, however, is not exempt from permit requirements. (2) Temporary construction sheds and temporary construction fences. (3) Reroofing work which will not adversely affect the structural components forGroups R-3 and U occupancies.
Sec. 18-3.1 Required. (4) Installation of siding to existing exterior walls which will not adversely affectthe structural components of the walls of Groups R-3 and U occupancies. (5) Temporary tents or other coverings, for periods not to exceed 14consecutive days, used for private family parties or for camping. (6) Retaining walls, fences and planter boxes which are not more than 30inches in height, walkways, riprap walls, and outside paving within privateproperty. (7) Individual residential television and radio antennas, excluding dish-typeantennas. (8) Window awnings supported by the exterior walls of Groups R-3 or Uoccupancies, when projecting not more than four feet six inches. (9) Installation of wallpaper or wall covering which is exempted under theprovisions of Chapter 16. (10) Repairs which involve only the replacement of component parts of existingwork with similar materials for the purpose of maintenance, and which do notaggregate over $1,000.00 in valuation in any 12-month period, and do not affectany electrical, plumbing, or mechanical installations.
Sec. 18-3.1 Required. (11) Painting, installation of floor covering and cabinet work without limit as tovaluation; provided, however, that the values thereof shall be included as part ofthe value of any new construction for which a permit is required by this code, forthe purpose of determining the amount of the fee to bepaid for such permit. (12) Work located on federal property. (13) Work performed for any state government agency, except where permitsare specifically requested by the agency. (14) Playground equipment, monuments, statues, ornamental ponds less than18 inches in depth, and golf course pedestrian and golf cart bridges. (15) Temporary motion picture, television, and theater stage sets and scenery. (16) One-story detached buildings: (A) Accessory to Group R-3 occupancies and used as tool and storagesheds, playhouses and similar uses; or (B) Accessory to crop production in AG-1 Restricted Agricultural or AG-2GeneralAgricultural zoning districts and used as storage sheds or for water catchmentand not used as dwelling or lodging units;provided the aggregate floor area does not exceed 120 square feet.
Sec. 18-3.1 Required. (17) Movable cases, counters, and partitions not over five feet nine incheshigh. (18) The following electrical work: (A) Electrical work and installation to which the provisions of the electricalcode are expressly declared to be not applicable; (B) Installation of any portable motor or other portable appliance energizedby means of a cord or cable having an attachment plug, if such cord or cable ispermitted by the electrical code; (C) Repair of any fixed motor or other appliance, or replacement of anyfixed motor with another having the same horsepower rating and situated at thesame location; (D) Maintenance work for commercial and industrial processing equipmentby a duly licensed electrician; (E) Electronic equipment, sound public address systems, cable televisionand communication systems for a single-family or two-family dwelling; (F) Radio and television receiving antenna systems other than master orcommunity systems; (G) Sound recording systems for a single-family or two-family dwelling;
Sec. 18-3.1 Required. (H) Interior telephone work subject to regulation by the public utilitiescommission of the State of Hawaii and wiring of interconnecting cable of dataprocessing equipment; and (I) Repair work performed by a licensed electrical contractor which doesnot aggregate over $500.00 in valuation in any 12-month period and does notinvolve service entrance equipment. (19) The following work by a public utility supplying gas: (A) Disconnecting defective gas piping or equipment when authorizedunder Chapter 19; and (B) Disconnecting or reconnecting existing gas piping or equipment forrepair, servicing, replacement or removal. (20) The following plumbing work: (A) Repair work in plumbing systems when the work does not involve orrequire the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes or fixtures; and (B) Repair work performed by a licensed plumbing contractor which doesnot aggregate over $1,000.00 in valuation in any 12-month period and whichinvolves or requires only the replacement of valves, pipes or fixtures.
Sec. 18-3.1 Required.(21) All structures, other than buildings, which are constructed in conjunction withboard of water supply and public works projects undertaken by or on behalf of thecity.(22) All structures, other than buildings, which are constructed in conjunction withthe subdivision of lands and in accordance with plans approved by the city underits subdivision rules and regulations.(23) Sidewalks, curbs and driveways in public street rights-of-way which are:(A) Constructed in conjunction with public works projects undertaken by or onbehalf of the city;(B) Constructed in conjunction with the subdivision of land and in accordance withplans approved by the city under its subdivision rules and regulations; or(C) Subject to compliance with Chapter 14, Article 18.(24) Minor repairs to sidewalks, curbs and driveways in public street rights-of-way. However, reconstruction and/or replacement of any portion of sidewalks,curbs and driveways shall not be construed as repair which is exempt under thissubdivision. (Sec. 18-3.1, R.O. 1978 (1983 Ed.); Am. Ord. 93-59, 96-50, 96-58,97-47, 00-39)
Sec. 18-3.1 Required.Sec. 18-3.2 Separate building permit required.A separate building permit shall be required for each building or structure,provided that one permit may be obtained for:(a) A dwelling and its accessories, such as fence, wall, pool and garage withoutliving quarters;(b) For Electrical Work Only. Electrical work for main building and electrical workfor a private garage, shed or accessory building located on the same premises asthe main building, and supplied electrical power by a feeder or circuit from themain building;(c) For Plumbing Work Only. Plumbing work for main building and plumbing workfor a private garage, shed or accessory building located on the same premises asthe main building and served by the same building water supply and buildingsewer as that serving the main building;(d) Sidewalks, curbs and driveways in public street rights-of-way and any buildingor structure together with which they constitute all or part of a constructionproject.
Sec. 18-3.1 Required.(Sec. 18-3.2, R.O. 1978 (1983 Ed.); Am. Ord. 93-59)Sec. 18-3.3 Emergency work.Emergency work may commence without a permit. However, an application for apermit for the work shall be submitted on the working day immediately followingthe day work is commenced. (Sec. 18-3.3, R.O. 1978 (1983Ed.); Am. Ord. 93-59)
Building Permit On-Line Info You can check for building permit info and status for a property on-line at:http://dppweb.honolulu.gov/ dppweb/
DEPARTMENTDPP HomeHonolulu HomeACCOUNT Search Engine/Filters will ask for any ofSign In the following info to FIND property:PERMITTINGBuilding Permits • Application NumberProperties • Building Permit NumberNew Online PermitBuilding Permit • House NumberApplication • Street NameSubdivisionsTrenching Permits • TMK No.Calculate BP Fees • Created DateSEARCHINGProperties • Issue DateOther Permits • Completed DateBuilding/Sign Permits
You can see the building permit application’s progression through the various departments
Here, you can see who applied for the permit, whothe main three contractor’s of record are, who theowner is and who drew the plans.
Plan review’s by departmentZoning can take awhile….be prepared!
Check here for status of actual inspection of work on the job site.This is a great feature for an anxioushomeowner or buyer
Current Building Permits for Honolulu will be on green paper. Older permits are on orange cardstock.The actual permit is the only place where you canfind the actual inspectors assigned to the job
Find information on the property description , building permit info, description and date of work done to see if home/project “is permitted”.
Provide inspection of home/project andcompare with blueprints to find out if there is any “unpermitted work “ or illegal additions or any deficient work.
Provide an Action Plan Proposal and Estimate for any known deficient work items within 48 hours from the assessment date.
Provide Architectural/Drafting Services.Provide Construction/General Contracting Services.
We solve the problem of unpermitted work by pulling an “AFTER THE FACT BUILDING PERMIT”. An after the fact building permit is a regular permit and must meet allstandard building permit requirements but it has as a penalty a 200% fee.
THE NORMAL BUILDING PERMIT AND CONSTRUCTION PROCESS HOW IT WORKS:
Unpermitted work must be made to comply withall current building codes, irrespective of whenthe structure was actually built. This meansthat the existing project will need:• Architectural Drawings developed.• An Architect or Engineer Stamp in somecases.• A sign off by a general contractor.• A sign of by a plumbing and/or electricalcontractor if that work was included.• Submittal of the plans and routing of theplans through applicable departments.• Pulling the permit and paying the 200%permit fee.
Unpermitted work must be made to comply withall current building codes. This means that theexisting project may need:• Opening of drywall and concrete forinspectors to inspect structure and mechanicalelements.• Modifications to the structures and ormechanical systems to meet code.• Elimination outright of some structure to meetzoning or setback rules in certain cases.• Inspections by appropriate field inspectorswho must be able to actually see the elementsthey are inspecting.
Assuming most of the structure was actually built to code --- This process typically takes: • 1 to 2 weeks for drawings. • 2 to 3 weeks for permit routing.• 1 month plus to actually get the permitopened and closed for most illegally builtstructures requiring structural, plumbing and electrical inspections.Typical bare minimum for a simple job— One Month Each project is different.
Our team of professionals has years ofexperience in providing Hawaii withimpeccable service.Our team of licensed professionalsincludes design and drafting services, ageneral contractor, architect, permitrouter, plumbers and electricians, andother skilled tradesmen.
We are knowledgeable and familiarwith the building permit process andcurrent construction codes.We only do work that is required toopen and close the permit and makethe work legal.We help you save valuable time andmoney so you can close your deal.
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