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August 24, 2021

Do You Need a Permit for Load-Bearing Wall Removal?


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Many municipalities require permits to make major changes to your home. If you are wondering if you need a permit for load-bearing wall removal in Utah, you are not alone. It’s an important question and one that you should get an answer to sooner rather than later.

Permit for Load-Bearing Wall Removal – Do You Need One?

The short answer: It depends. There are numerous cities, towns, and counties throughout our state. Each of them has its own rules regarding home renovations. Your area may require you to get a permit for the removal of a load-bearing wall. Or, it may not.

The accurate answer is that you need to ask your local regulators about permitting for changes to your home. A quick phone call or a visit to a website can often give you the answer you need.

Does Load-Bearing Pros get permits for me?

No, our company does not get permits for clients before removing their load-bearing walls. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. First, we try to keep our business as streamlined as possible, and hunting down permits is not a good use of our time. It would require multiple additional employees just to keep track of the rules and navigate the paperwork. Those employees would force us to raise our prices. We should focus on what we are good at and leave permitting to the client.

Second, we don’t want to charge you for a service that you don’t need. If we hunted down permits for clients, we would have to add a surcharge – even for clients who don’t wind up needing a permit. There is a possibility that your municipality does not require a permit for your renovations. We would put in the work and charge you to get a permit, only to find out you don’t need one.

Should I ask about permits before hiring you?

We recommend you figure out the permitting process before you hire us to remove your load-bearing wall. The permit might be quite easy to get, but it might also take time and require multiple stages. Better to get started on it now and then we can schedule with you based on where you are in the process.

Questions About Load-Bearing Wall Removal?

Now that you know more about our approach to a permit for load-bearing wall removal, we encourage you to contact us. Just give our team a call and we can answer all of your questions about load-bearing wall removal in Salt Lake City, Bountiful, and the surrounding areas.

Please fill out our secure online contact form or call us at (385) 300-8222 to speak to one of our load-bearing wall removal pros. We are standing by to assist you.