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Do You Need a Permit for That Summer Renovation Project?

As summer rolls around, many of us start working on home and yard renovation projects, but not everyone knows that they may need a building permit before hitting the ground running.  There are several benefits to getting a building permit, including that the town will inspect the work being done and help prevent your contractor […]

Violation for an Unpermitted Structure? Here’s How to Keep It

There are many times a structure is built without first obtaining a valid building permit from the local authorities. Weekend, spur of the moment, impulse type building is one of the most common beginnings of an unpermitted structure. Picture a group of friends at camp thinking it would be nice to build a deck on […]

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5 Instances Where A Land Surveyor Is Your Best Friend

Wondering when you may need a land surveyor? Whether you’re buying a new property, dividing up your existing land, making improvements or just trying to solve a boundary dispute with a neighbor, a company like Herrick & Salsbury can be a big help.  Wondering when you may need a surveyor to help you with a […]

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So You Need A Survey – 5 Common Questions Answered

As a property owner, one important thing to know is where the boundaries are. With clear and distinct boundary lines you’ll be able to avoid issues when building on or selling your property as well as arguments with neighbors over how far over you can build your fence.  When there are conflicting views about boundary […]

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Simplifying the Planning and Permitting Process

You’ve taken the first step and decided it’s finally time to start that new project. You’ve got the vision in your head and your plans in hand. Now it’s time to get approval so you can get started.  Anxiety can build when you are told that a local town planning board will need to review […]