Talianko Design Group’s recent blog is on building permits and how a lot of clients say they are not intending to obtain them upon remodeling. According to their article it is against the law to not get a building permit when it is required, and so checking with your states rules is a priority. You put yourself and your home at risk if you begin these types of projects without looking into this aspect.
In California if you neglect to get the proper permits for your project and are found out, then you must go through the permit process and pay double the fees. The homeowner and the contractor fees will go up astronomically and create increased delays. It is important to hire a contractor that is licensed because if a worker gets injured and the contractor is not licensed you are liable. For more information feel free to read the article in detail.