Why is the permit process so complex?

The process of issuing a building permit may seem complex, which it is. It involves many City departments and outside agencies, and it may include a separate Planning process. The City is required by law to enforce numerous Federal, State and local construction and development regulations to insure that your project is safe and is an asset to the community.

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1. What is required on a site plan?
2. Do I need to hire a professional?
3. Where can a customer get a site/plot plan?
4. When can I apply for a permit?
5. What is the review process? What happens next?
6. How long does it take to obtain a permit?
7. What if there are corrections, clarifications or changes?
8. When can the permit be issued?
9. Why is the permit process so complex?