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How long is a building permit valid?

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Question: How long is a building permit valid?
Answer: Building permits are temporary documents. Different jurisdictions have different time requirements, but it is a common rule that a permit will expire if the work it covers does not begin within 6 months or is not completed within one year. You should be able to renew or extend an expired permit, but it is usually a good policy to plan on getting your permit as close to when work will begin as possible.

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