While, in most cases, the contractor is the one responsible for obtaining the building permits necessary to do the construction or building modification work that a commercial remodel might require, that isn’t the only way that a commercial remodeling job can be performed. The building owner or tenant can also get involved and pull the permit him/herself, and that can be a great asset when you want to take charge and have a larger degree of freedom regarding the contractors you use and the larger scope of the project.
Building permits are almost always required in commercial remodeling jobs. They serve the important purpose of helping local governments enforce local building codes in an ethical attempt to protect residents and business owners from their neighbors’ disruptive building practices and DIY remodeling solutions.
Although ethical Fort Collins construction companies will always offer to pull your building permits for you, there can be a great advantage in managing that job yourself. You can get all the details of what you can and can’t do regarding current and future remodels, retain all the paperwork yourself in case you need to use more than one contractor, and have full control of the project. Moreover, as long as you use an ethical and trustworthy contractor, your decision to pull your own building permits will not have any negative effects on the remodeling job itself.