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Please read all of the following information.

The following is a check list.  You must have a "checkmark" in all the sections listed below prior to submitting your application.

 _____   "Affidavit of Exemption"  (See attached form)  If you are hiring a contractor to construct your dwelling, and they have workers' compensation, have the contractor or their insurance carrier provide us with a "Certificate of Insurance" showing proof of such.  If the homeowner or a contractor without workers' compensation is constructing the dwelling, the attached form must be completed and notarized.

 _____   Sewer permit, if applicable; OR Septic permit, if applicable.

 _____   Highway/PENNDOT permit, if applicable.

 _____   Zoning or Land Use permit, if applicable.

 _____   A site plan showing the outside dimensions of the proposed dwelling, including distances in feet to the front, sides and rear property lines.

 _____   Two (2) sets of complete construction documents that show in detail code compliance for all of the work proposed to include but not limited to the following information;

 _____ Footing detail including depth below frost line, thickness, width, and rebar.
_____ Type of foundation, showing type of masonry, waterproofing and anchorage of       home to foundation.
_____ Roof rafter size
B species and grade of wood.
_____ Rafter spacing (16" on center, 24" on center, etc).
_____ Thickness and type of roof sheathing.
_____ Ceiling joist size and spacing.
_____ Floor joist size and spacing.
_____ Wall sections showing top and bottom plates and headers.
_____ Location and size of all beams.
_____ Sizes of all doors.
_____ Window type
B including sizes and the net clear opening dimensions of all  sleeping room windows (emergency egress).
_____ Smoke alarms -  number and placement.
_____ Insulation
B U - Values for windows, R B Values for exterior walls, attic and foundation.
_____ Heating if applicable.
_____ Plumbing (if any).
_____   Electrical.

    _____ Completed building permit application.

MDIA will review plans submitted to determine code compliance.  If the minimum submittal requirements are not met, we will ask the applicant to supply additional information.  If the minimum requirements are met, the plans will be stamped "approved".  A building permit will be issued and the applicant will be notified of the inspection fees and when they can pick-up the permit at the Municipal Building.  All fees shall be paid prior to the issuance of the permit.  Then use the inspection procedures  provided to have all of the required inspections performed.

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