Pat McGuire, Professional Engineer, providing structural engineering services to contractors in KY IL LA WI IN IA MO PA OH WV CO MA NM MS MI MD
Building codes differ from state to state and county to county. Make sure you know the requirements for your project
prior to purchasing plans, building materials, or anything else.
While building permits may not be required for agricultural buildings in certain areas, it is best to check with your local government and insurance agent to build the best structure right the first time.
If you don't already have the telephone number to obtain a building permit, or to find out if building codes require anything of you when you construct on your property, use this form to find resources to help you.
If your metropolitan area is responsible for building codes and building permits then use this form to fill in city data.
PERMITTING OFFICE QUESTIONS
Required Ground Snow Load ?
3 second gust maximum wind speed ?
Seismic and Exposure ?
Do I need Sealed / Stamped Structural Plans ?
Do I need Sealed / Stamped Truss Drawings ?
Is a Soil Test Required ?
Are there any peak height restrictions ?