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building permit

noun
1.
an official certificate of permission issued by local authorities to a builder to construct, enlarge, or alter a building.
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  • Even in the simplest of matters, such as obtaining a business permit or building permit.
  • They insisted they were waiting on the building permit.
  • If you deviate from the template, you will not receive a building permit.
  • Either the homeowner or the contractor may apply for the necessary building permit.
  • Persons moving into an existing space where no construction is required need not apply for a building permit.

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