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What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?
The responsible party will be required to submit construction documents showing the extent of the work, a building permit will be issued "after the fact," and an inspector will determine if any of the elements of the construction must be exposed to see if the work complies with the code. The responsible party may be required to undo any portion of the completed work to prove that the work meets code. After the work has been inspected and approved, the structure can be legally occupied.

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1. What is the current residential building code edition enforced in New Kent County and how long will it be in effect?
2. Do I need a permit?
3. What happens if I build the structure without a building permit?
4. What are the county setback requirements for my house or garage?
5. How long is a permit good for?
6. How do I schedule an inspection?
7. Why do I have to wait until the next working day to get my inspection?
8. When can I receive a Certificate of Occupancy for my new single family dwelling?