A building permit is an official approval issued by the local governmental agency that allows you or your contractor to proceed with a construction or remodeling project on your property. It is intended to ensure that the project plans to comply with local standards for land use, zoning, and construction.
A building permit is the main instrument for controlling or managing physical development. Development permit in this context refers to permits issued in relation to planning and building applications. Effective development management promotes orderliness, convenience of movement, public safety and enhanced economic development.
Building Permit deals with the correct use of the land, the appearance of the proposed building and the effect that the development will have on the general environment and neighbouring properties.
A building permit is a written permission authorizing a person to carry out development in accordance with conditions specified in the permit. Such development permit shall give due considerations to matters relating to zoning, planning standards and structural conditions of the proposed development.
A Building Permit allows construction of buildings or structures to proceed on condition of compliance to building code. It deals with the manner in which a building is constructed, eg its structural stability, fire resistance, weather resistance, etc.