Are separate permits required? If so, why?
Some of the reasons a separate permit may be required are:

-By law, most electrical and plumbing permits can only be issued to licensed electricians and licensed plumbers.
-Certain permits are requested before the primary permit is ready (e.g., temporary use permits).
-Some projects are divided among different contractors, each with responsibility for only certain aspects of the job.
-Work in the right of way requires a licensed and bonded contractor.
-Certain permits are administered by different city or county departments.

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1. Where do I obtain a building permit?
2. What permits are required?
3. Are separate permits required? If so, why?
4. Can you expedite my permit?
5. Do I need sidewalks, curb and gutter, and other improvements as part of my development?
6. Do I need site, architectural, mechanical, or electrical plans?
7. How are priorities established?
8. How is the cost of a permit calculated?
9. How long will it take to get a building permit?
10. How many sets of plans do I need?
11. What are setbacks?
12. What codes do you use (years)?
13. What if I am not in the Billings jurisdiction?
14. What is the status of my permit?
15. When can I use a waiver?
16. Why is a building permit required?
17. Who is responsible for the permits?
18. Where do I direct my flood plain questions?
19. Where is my property line?
20. Why do I need a plan?
21. Why is my review taking so long?
22. What are the requirements for egress windows?