BRYAN, TX — Well, I’m not really doing any major structural repairs…No one will notice if I add-on a little room here…The city is just out to make an extra buck on my renovations. Yes, we’ve heard all the excuses for not pulling a permit on your little bathroom upgrade.
Think about it from a community position, though. If you don’t visit the City of Bryan website to apply for a permit, you’re jeopardizing your good neighbors in the loss of utilities or phone services. The city makes it so easy now to mail in the short form I highlighted from the city website in the previous sentence.
There are more construction items requiring work permits than I have room or time for here. Some upgrades you might not think about are:
Water heater replacements
Sprinkler irrigation systems
The guys at the city are the experts on our safety codes. If you have a question as to whether or not a permit is necessary, call Greg Cox at 209-5010 or visit www.Bryantx.gov for answers.
Legally, the only reason you don’t have to disturb our friends in Planning and Development is if you are painting, installing cabinets, adding a children’s playscape, building a short fence, or placing a small storage shed on skids. Everything else has a safety concern…hence the need to call.