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I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear that this happened.
Yes, you do. At a minimum, you're entitled to reimbursement for the permits he never got. You're also entitled to what it would cost to have someone else finish the job properly. Make sure you have pictures of the walkway and estimates from other contractors showing what it will cost to fix the job (with the appropriate permits).
The legal definition of harassment is to contact someone repeatedly WITHOUT a legitimate purpose. Unless you were threatening him with physical harm, it's not harassment to ask someone to give you money that they owe you. And it's not harassment to say "I'll take you to court if you don't pay me." That's just a statement of your legal rights.
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