I came home from work on Friday to find a business card tucked into my front door. It was from my township's plumbing inspector. He wants to inspect a water heater that was installed a few months back. The company that installed the water heater filed for the permit with the township. I'm nervous about having an inspector come into my house (feels like being audited by the IRS). What are some things I should know before I set up the appointment? What can I expect from the whole process? Also, we remodeled our kitchen a while back and never got a permit (because we just installed a new floor, cupboards and counter-top -- we were told we didn't need a permit for that). Can we get in trouble for not getting a permit for this work? We are fairly new homeowners so the process is completely new to us.
closed as off topic by Vebjorn Ljosa♦ Jan 22 '12 at 11:17
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if you alter the structures to the house you need permits and after its done some times inspections I don't know how extensive the floor is subfloor changed? Or just overlayment. I'm not really sure what exactly needs to be done to warrant permits but I think with any permits for work needs to be inspected by the town you live in.