What is the permit review process?

Completed building permit applications and supporting data for new construction and substantial improvements are circulated to the appropriate municipal departments for review and comment to determine if the proposed project is in compliance with federal, state and local ordinances and laws. There shall be no amendments or revisions to the approved plans or scope of work specified on the permit application until proposed amendments or revisions have been filed with the approval of the Building Official.

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1. Do I need a permit?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. How do I apply for a permit?
4. How do I schedule an Inspection?
5. What are the requirements for Commericial, New Contruction or Substantial Improvements?
6. What are the requirements for a Change of Use?
7. What is the permit review process?
8. How long does it take to get a permit?
9. What is the procedure with permits?
10. What code does North Kingstown follow?
11. What is the cost of a permit?
12. Where can I find information about permitted uses, zoning, set-backs, etc.?
13. Where can I find information about my septic system?
14. Where can I find information about the change of use and or tenancy of an existing building?
15. Where can I find the permit history for property?
16. Where can I find information about locating a new business in town?
17. Do I need to be a registered or licensed contractor to do work on my own dwelling?
18. What do I do if I feel that I can not comply with building code requirements?