What will happen if work requiring a permit is performed without contractor or owner first obtaining a permit?

Commencing construction without first obtaining a permit is a code violation, and violators are subject to receiving a citation.

Any construction requiring inspection that has been covered will be exposed to facilitate an inspection. Corrections may be necessary to meet the code requirements. Any associated cost is the responsibility of the contractor or owner.

Contractors

For contractors performing re-roofing, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and irrigation work, a Stop Work Order will be posted, and an investigation fee equal to the amount of the required permit fee will be assessed. If a second violation occurs within 12 months, a ten times fee will be assessed.

Property Owners

For property owners, a Stop Work Order will be posted and an investigation fee equal to the amount of the required permit fee will be assessed. In addition, a Stop Work Order Release Fee will be assessed.

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1. Why are construction permits required?
2. When is a permit required?
3. Is a permit required for construction of a carport?
4. Is a permit required for construction of a fence?
5. Is a permit required for re-roofing a house?
6. Is a permit required for construction of a storage building?
7. Is a permit required for construction of a water heater?
8. Is a permit required for construction of a wooden deck?
9. When does a permit expire?
10. Can I obtain a permit to do electrical work at my own house?
11. Do I need a permit to demolish interior walls, a portion of a structure, or the entire structure?
12. What will happen if work requiring a permit is performed without contractor or owner first obtaining a permit?
13. How can I find out if a contractor is registered with the City of Abilene?
14. How do I become established as a contractor in Abilene?
15. How can I get a fire Certificate of Occupancy?
16. How do I establish wastewater service?
17. How do I get a service connection to a City sewer main?
18. What are the steps for a fire plan review?
19. What is a construction inspection?
20. How do I schedule an inspection?
21. Who performs inspections?
22. How long are house plans kept on file?
23. What construction codes does the City of Abilene currently use?
24. Which permits do I need to install a mobile home in Abilene?
25. Who do I call to have underground lines marked before I start to dig on my property?