When performing work that requires a permit, one should always be in place. Permits trigger important inspections, often throughout the project. When building a new deck, for example, having a building inspector 'Pass' the footings for that deck is an extra level of protection and responsibility for the customer. Also, all that wonderful insurance Carl's carries (above) will be moot if there is no permit. When an accident occurs on a project that should have a valid permit in place, but none was secured, the insurance company will not cover the accident in most cases. Bottom line: Permits are necessary, important, and in place to protect you.For fencing projects, we put the obligation of securing the permit on our customers, as a fencing permit is a simple process. For all other construction projects, Carl's will complete all necessary paperwork and work with the municipality directly on your behalf to secure all permits.