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dealing with unpermited additions

my home is 3000 sf. But the city has it as1100 sf. the previous owner added 1900 sfw/out permit The additions were done in 1984. I purchased my home in 1998 and I have had no problems with the addition. it blends perfectly with original.
  • June 28 2011 - Vista
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Call your municiple gov't office (city and/or county office) to aks for the proceedures to update the records.  You will most likely have to prpvide an appraisal.  In addition when you ask them to update the records they will update tax data so your taxes will go up...are you sure you want to update the records????  Really....
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Every local municipality is different with how they handle non-permitted work.  You really need to know prior to buying as if there is a possibility of the city requiring you to take it down then the addition is less than worthless.
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I upgraded electrical service from 80 to 200 amps. To do the upgrade I rewired the entire house. House had old farmhouse style wiring in original areas. This was all done with a permit. Inspector Came by as work progressed and He also agreed the new additions were done to code.
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You can leave your home with unpermitted additions, but if somone notifies the city or county inspector, or you want to do any further remodeling which would require a permit, you with have to deal with the addition. Your choices will be either to take it down, or to bring it to current code. Depending on the quality of the work, and the fact it is now over 25 years ago when it was done, bringing it to code can be expensive. Plus if your addition adds more than 25% of the original living space, there will be quite a few extra fees to pay.

Many homes have unpermitted additions, so it is not uncommon. But in the past few years, I have had several situations where the city inspector has become involved.
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Are you just trying to correct your tax information for future sale?  The best way to deal with this correction is to go to the city planning division and get all available permits.  Make sure that you get the premits for the addition and take this to the county recorder's office as well as your appraisal report.  They will then be able to correct your tax information. 
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What is the concern? 
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