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Metal Building Permits Prior to a Purchase

You’re ready to purchase your metal building, but now you’re wondering about the various metal building permits you’ll need before it can be erected on your site. Viking Steel Structures’ experts can help you understand the nuances involved in staying compliant with the rules and regulations governing such structures in your locale, so everything goes down without a hitch when it’s time to erect the building on your property.

The 4-1-1 on Metal Building Permits

When it comes to staying compliant with building codes, be sure to contact your local zoning board or other office that handles building permits in your area. In many cases, you will not need a metal building permit, but in some you will; for example, in Florida, every metal building whether its metal carport, steel garage, custom metal building or metal workshop requires a building permit. Some may not require building permits for metal sheds with specific dimensions, while some may want even the smallest building or metal carport to have a permit first.

 

Prior to erection of your steel building in areas that require a permit, you’ll need to complete an application with the authority issuing the permit. There is usually a fee requires, and this fee varies from area to area. You may need a drawing to submit with the application, which Viking Steel Structures can provide. Zoning rules may also require that the company selling steel building pulls the building’s permit, which we are happy to do when the occasion calls for it. Until the application is approved (if needed), your installation cannot be scheduled.

 

Your zoning authority will likely need to know if the building you are buying is certified or noncertified. Certified buildings are 12 gauge to 14-gauge steel buildings, while uncertified buildings are made from greater than 14-gauge material.

 

Keep in mind that you will also have to have all utility lines marked prior to the installation of your building. This ensures that no lines are hit during the process of erecting your building, which can cause a disruption of service or even injuries.

Your Steel Buildings Foundation

Just like the regulations governing installation of your building, you should also be well aware of your land prior to ordering your metal building. The site conditions will dramatically affect your building and the suitability of the site for installation. Soil conditions and the time of year that you lay the foundation for the building can all hinder the installation process.

 

In addition, knowing your land is important because it determines the type of foundation that you can use, whether that’s a pier system, floating system, or concrete. In general, it is wise to pour the foundation prior to having any drawings made of your building and before receiving preliminary anchor bolt plans. The stressors that your building will be exposed to, including seismic loads and weather – prohibit designing a building to its final stages first.

Timeline for Erecting Your Steel Building

Time is of the essence, and we know that you want to get your steel structure built quickly. We strive to complete your building to the utmost standards after the approval of your plans, checking of your permit, and scheduling of your metal building’s installation.

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