Do You Need a Building Permit for a Bathroom Remodel?

Beautiful gray and white bathroom with a walk-in showerAre you ready to remodel your bathroom? From small projects to large projects and DIY projects to working with a remodeling contractor, the options are endless. However, there is one crucial commonality­—figuring out if you need a permit.

Bathroom Remodeling Permits

Discovering if you need a permit for your bathroom remodel depends on what work you or your contractor will be completing. If it is simple DIY updates to your décor or painting your walls, you shouldn’t need a permit. However, if your bathroom remodel involves structural changes, you’ll most likely need a permit, whether it’s a DIY project or something you’re completing with a professional contractor. You may need a permit if your bathroom remodel requires changes to:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical/wiring
  • Ventilation
  • Floorplans (additions to your home and removal of walls)
  • Openings (creating new spaces for doors, windows, skylights, etc.)

It is your responsibility as the homeowner to ensure that you have all the necessary permits for your bathroom remodeling project. While there are no federal or state standards regarding permits, it is all dependent on your city. Since permit requirements vary by city, it is important that you research your city’s specific requirements and adhere to them. If you don’t follow your city’s standards, you may encounter fees, trouble selling your home, and other issues.

Begin Your Bathroom Remodel

Contact Tundraland today to learn more about our expert bathroom remodeling services. With extensive experience providing bathroom remodels for homeowners around the area, we can shed light on any permits you may need for your project.

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