Does a building permit expire?
Any building permit issued shall become invalid unless the work on the site authorized is commenced within 180 days after its issuance. The building official, upon written request, may issue extensions not exceeding 180 days each for a building permit.

Work under such a permit, in the opinion of the building official, must proceed in good faith continuously to completion so far as reasonably practicable under the circumstances. If the work on the site authorized is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days after the time the work is commenced the permit shall become invalid.

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1. When is a building permit necessary?
2. Who can apply for a permit?
3. Who can be issued a building permit?
4. Can a homeowner apply for and be issued a building permit?
5. Can a homeowner apply for any Wiring, Plumbing, or Gas permit?
6. What are the fees for building, wiring, plumbing, gas permits, and other building department functions?
7. Do the inspectors for the Building Department carry official identification?
8. Does a building permit expire?
9. Who do I contact with questions regarding zoning (setbacks, frontage of area, pre-existing nonconforming structure, etc.)?
10. Do I need a permit to install a shed?
11. When do I need a certified plot plan?
12. Do I need a permit for a fence and what are the requirements?
13. What is the process for applying for a building permit?
14. Can I receive a temporary Certificate of Occupancy?
15. How long does it take to process a permit application?
16. What are the hours a contractor can work?
17. Do I need a building permit for a driveway?
18. How do you apply for a sign or Facade Design Review?
19. How do I appeal a building permit or a decision made by a Building Inspector?
20. Who do I contact about hooking up to town water, sewer, or drainage?
21. How do I receive permission for a curb cut?