Originally Posted by ronott1
Originally Posted by Beer can
Building codes, inspections? I got busted. Was rebuilding my garage hoping to have it done before the leaves fell off the trees, and was setting our new outside wood boiler onto a free bluestone slab I got from my father with my backhoe when the building inspector visited...ohh crap...There is only one spot coming down the hill you can even see the garage, he noticed the new lumber. He says looks like you got a lot going on. Yup, trying to finish some stuff up before the snow flies. You need a permit for the garage. No I don't. Yes you do. Nope, had a garage it burned down, rebuilding it same dimensions same place.
You can fix or repair, but this is a little more than that, you need one for that boiler also. For a wood stove!?? Permanent outside boilers require a permit. Your kidding me!?? ( I knew this, also knew it is against code to put them on a bluestone slab, a guy in town had to remove his and pour concrete, lol)
He said he was supposed to charge double for building before permitting, but he wouldn't do that, and said he'd do me a favor and put both the garage and boiler on the same permit, one cost. Took the $150 or so check and I never saw him again, he never even looked at the garage or boiler. Lol!
If I was a city person or a contractor I bet it wouldn't have not been good at all.
Originally Posted by drumstick diva
Beercan are you sure he was legit? Maybe some guy figured it was an easy way to make a few bucks.
Originally Posted by Peep_Show
Did you get a physical permit? Get a receipt? Check his credentials?
Sounds fishy is all.
The two big Cities in Yolo County will inspect your place when it is sold. If the house has had work done on it that does not have a permit, they will make you pay at closing.
Random inspections do not happen, but Woodland and Davis are now part of a Police program that lest you turn people in via Social Media. It is likely that someone turned beercan in.
There are code inspectors that do the rounds but mostly people have to turn you in. My neighbor got turned in and she was an 88 year old Mexican woman. My neighbor Tom lives there at the time he was her caregiver hired by her son. The inspector was going to fine her when Tom realised he was Hispanic and told him to go talk to Maria.
That was his downfall. Maria was delighted to have company By the time the conversation was done... he told Tom that the paperwork would accidentially fall behind the file cabinet... He couldnt evict a nice Grandmother. They were facing a 500 dollar a month fine for living in a mobile home with a wood room addition and a roof over the top of it all.
Maria has since passed on. Her son Promised Tom he could live there as long as he wants. Tom assumed the task of paying the property taxes and he has a home for life. Tom is the one who feeds my horse for me. I feed his animals in return and the occasional bottle of Gin.
The woman who turned him in got her place reposessed because she was a Jerk to the people she owed money to. We called her the 5150 lady. Same woman left her cattle dogs in their kennels when she moved out.