NO: If only minor repairs such as replacing a light fixture, outlet, toilet or faucet, or fixing a leak.
YES: If any new wiring or plumbing pipe is extended or installed.
YES: If it is a residential building and the owner lives there, he or she can do all the work as long as it complies with code. If it is commercial, the owner can do general work (framing, drywall, and concrete) only if he or she is going to be the only person to occupy or be in the building.
NO: If it is a commercial building a State-licensed contractor is required for all work when the public or employees will visit, occupy or be in the building.
Yes, There are several safety related issues the inspector will check for. These include the expansion tank, temperature/pressure relief valve, combustion air for gas appliances, and, if installed in a garage, the proper height above the floor.
The Arizona State Board of Technical Registration regulates when a project requires a registrant. According to Rule R4-30-301 a registrant is not required for single family homes but is required for all new, additions, and remodel projects for commercial and multi-family projects over 3,000 square feet in area. This applies to remodel projects in strip malls for example if the over all building size exceeds 3,000 square feet even if the space being remodeled is less than 3,000 square feet. State Board of Technical Registration.
A permit ensures that the City Building Inspection Division will inspect the work. The inspector may discover faulty materials, deviations from the approved plans or violations of the building codes and land use codes that may result in an unsafe or hazardous condition for you or your family. It is a violation of City ordinance not to have a permit when work being done requires one. Failure to obtain a permit may result in an investigation fee being added to the cost of the permit and/or may result in prosecution in city court.