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How do I make public record new xtra sq footage?

  • August 13 2009 - US
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It is usually done automatically, and as soon as it shows you can charge for your investment. Deeming you obtained permits, and they were all finalled.
However.....if you did not get permits for the new construction it will not show on public records, and you can not charge for it as it becomes an illegal addition and can be ordered to be torn down at any time. Your buyer would not, or should not pay for it as they can have it ordered torn down at any time.
  • August 13 2009
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You can let your assessor know to add it to the public record, but in the meantime you can update your information for your home facts on Zillow. It is easy to do and the change is immediate. They have a video that tells you how to claim your house and update your home facts here. Hope the link helps.
  • August 14 2009
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You did permit the addition right?  All you have to do now is invite the tax collector into your home.  They're not unlike vampires; they can't enter unless you allow them but once they're in...  Oh and they both leave you feeling drained and empty.
  • August 18 2009
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LOL Tax assessors can be a bit like vampires so be sure to let the right one in.
  • August 19 2009
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Sometimes leaving the public record square footage alone is a good thing.

Typically, a home owner would contact the local county Tax Assessors office and ask for a re-evaluation on their property to correct square footage issues. 

This may be a double-edged sword, let's say the county has not been to your home for an evaluation in several years.  Chances are the county would increase your taxes (based on the additional square footage). 
  • August 24 2009
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We have some intelligent people here: get permit, followed by proper inspections and finally square footage is added.
  • August 26 2009
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