Originally Posted by golfballs
Looks great! Like a pro job.
If you lived where I do, you'd have to submit an application ($50) with design plans to get onto the docket of my local planning commission. You would have to show up to their next monthly meeting (every other month). They would spend 2 months deliberating. Then would let you know if they approve your plans. Then you would have to purchase a building permit ($75) before you could commence work. If they deny you at any point in the process, you have to start all over.
That is what you get in liberal government-dominated society.
That's pretty standard, except the showing up to planning meeting, etc.
I had to apply for a grading permit and a building permit. Had to have 3 inspections, 1 before I poured footers, 1 for framing and 1 for final sign off.
The inspector was a decent guy and allowed me to lump my framing and final into one, but he warned that if it didn't meet code, I'd have to rip it all back up.
Had to submit plans to them and have several different department heads sign off on them. I did have a "meeting" with them, which consisted of the representative of the codes department coming out from his office for 5 minutes and going over my plans.
Had to have my property lines shot, etc.
I handed them a set of engineering plans complete with a title block and everything, and they said most people just do it on a napkin.
OP would have had to go through a similar process if he's inside the city. Whether or not he did is a different subject. I just didn't want to risk being hit with a stop work order over $150 on a $3500 deck.
You did a nice job, though, OP.