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.
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.
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.