We have to get building permits for each balcony railing replacement because the railings are considered “new construction” because they are different from the old ones. The tile and water proof membrane replacements don’t need permits, nor do the structural beam and post repairs because they are not different from the old ones.
The water department is holding all permits hostage until we get a back flow prevention valve on every building. We have good ones on buildings two and eight. We are getting back flow valves on building four and five this week.
If you plan to remodel your unit with something that needs a building permit and you are in buildings 1,3, 6, 7 or 9, you will have to wait till we install the new back flow valves. Please give me a call if you fall into this category and I can give you a heads up.