building permit

an official certificate of permission issued by local authorities to a builder to construct, enlarge, or alter a building. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
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
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