Should I request the permit for the contractor?

Do not take out a building permit for any contractor. When the contractor signs the permit, the contractor is agreeing to do the work according to code. 

If you sign for the permit, you are liable for correcting the contractor's work if it should fall short of the city-adopted code standards.

Before a project begins with a contractor, insist on seeing the permit. During the course of your project, monitor the contractor’s inspection records. This will protect you from being responsible for code violations and ensure project completion.

Verify permits and inspections online at MyGovernmentOnline 

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1. What is a building permit?
2. What good does a permit do?
3. When do I need a permit?
4. What projects typically require a building permit?
5. When is a permit not required?
6. What does a permit cost?
7. How does the city ensure building permits are procured when required?
8. How do I know who has an approved building permit and who doesn’t?
9. Whose responsibility is it to see that the building code is followed?
10. How long does it take to get a building permit?
11. When do I need to start my construction project?
12. What is the difference between a “setback” and a “utility easement”?
13. What are the City’s rules concerning sheds and carports?
14. What should I look for in a contractor?
15. Who must be licensed?
16. Should I request the permit for the contractor?
17. I am having a problem with my house. I want the city to inspect it and tell me what is wrong.
18. I am planning on digging. What do I need to do?
19. Whar are the roof requirements for residential structures?
20. I just applied for a new commercial permit. How do I get an address assigned?