Steel Building Systems, Inc
First of all, do prefab steel structures require building permits? Yes, they do.
The building department checks your project for code, load, zoning, safety, size, aesthetic, and local requirements. They also make sure that your building location does not interfere with easements, watersheds, setbacks, sewer lines, and so forth.
In addition, you should check to see if your neighborhood building association imposes limitations on structures.
Secondly, building permitting is a simple, straightforward process in most locations. You simply fill out a permit application. Usually, this entails describing the structure in detail, including its use exact location.
To apply for a construction permit, you will need:
Once you receive approval, construction can begin.
However, in some areas permitting can be a lengthy process. This is especially true in large metropolitan areas. Invariably, areas with stringent seismic and wind load requirements also have lengthier approval processes.
Fortunately, pre-engineered RHINO steel structures pass scrutiny easily. Why?
Most building departments are well acquainted with our building systems. Moreover, the certification supplied by RHINO assures the integrity of our steel structures.
As stated earlier, permitting normally requires engineer stamped plans. Fortunately, that is not a problem with RHINO metal building kits. Rest assured, every RHINO order includes three sets of engineer stamped plans with letters of certification.
Beware of any steel building company that does not provide certified plans!
If needed, however, RHINO does offer additional help with permitting.
Should permitting problems arise, our steel building specialists lend their expertise. Feel free to ask them for advice or information. Let them smooth the approval process for your RHINO metal building project.
In addition, many building departments also ask for certified foundation plans. That is because soil and frost conditions vary from place to place.
RHINO supplies an anchor bolt plan for all structures. A civil engineer— and some concrete contractors— can provide you with certified foundation plans.
Where permitting is a more extended process, RHINO offers a “permit hold” order. To ensure your building meets all criteria, we delay manufacturing your building order until your permitting is completed.
On a permit hold order, you receive plans for your building department after RHINO receives your order. Consequently, your steel building order is protected from price increases.
Typically, these hold-for-approval orders deliver about five weeks after fabrication begins.
Steel building permits are a snap with RHINO prefab metal building kits.
Why wait? Call now. Get your metal building kit project in motion today.
(Updated 9-4-2019. Originally published 2-20-2015.)