Posted by ski on May 26, 2007 at 09:24:49:
Had a simular situationn. I added a 39" wall and a door to create another bedroom. All the a/c and electric was there already. Got caught. Inspector put in his report that I enclosed a florida room and estimated the cost to be 9k. My actual cost was less than $100.00. Didn’t realize that I needed any permits to do that little work. County disagreed. It took about 8 months to clear this situation up. County was not going to allow this conversion, but relented when the inspector submitted photos of the wall taken through a window. This was VERY illegal. Some may ask why did I not just take down the wall. Well it seems that I would have needed a demolition permit to do so but I couldn’t get that permit because it was an unpermitted wall to start with.