Why building codes?
Building and fire safety codes are state law, intended to protect everyone from risks associated with improper construction. They are minimum safety and health requirements developed nationally by learning from common problems and disasters in construction. Some of the hazards are:
- Damages from fire
- Disease from pathogens (water/sewage)
- Electrical shocks
- Structural collapse or cracking
- Toxic substance (carbon dioxide)

And also national policy on:
- Access for persons with disabilities
- Energy conservation

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1. Why building codes?
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3. What's required for a permit?
4. What should I do after I get my permit?