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I had a toilet installed in a laundry that previously had a

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I had a toilet installed in a laundry that previously had a shower and sink 12 years ago....was I required to have a building permit for that work?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

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In most locales yes a building permit would be required. At the very least a plumbing permit is required.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Is there a penalty and is it still an issue sine it was done so long ago?
Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

I wouldn't sweat it. Work of this type is often done without pulling a permit and it's extremely unlikely anyone will call you on it. There's an exceedingly small chance it may come up if you sell the house but even that eventuality is pretty remote.

Expert:  Rick replied 11 months ago.

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