Obtaining a building permit is necessary prior to us placing the factory order. To obtain the building permit the application requires several documents be included, such as a current and existing conditions survey showing the proposed new building, a foundation plan, building plans, and septic design if onsite septic system is required. Some of these documents require the services of a professional engineer, at your cost. We are able to provide a quote from an engineer for this work if you do not already have an engineer.
The permitting process can be accomplished in a few weeks if “by right.” “By right” means the home and the property to be built meets the minimum dimensional requirements and satisfies the other requirements for that zoning district. If not “by right” the process will take approximately two months or longer depending on the approvals required by the Town or City.
Prior to applying for a building permit, construction financing should be in place and ready for closing. If you are using your own funds, proof of cash on hand available to fund the entire project is required. Once you have a mortgage commitment, the factory can build your home in less than two weeks once it is put online. The time needed prior to the factory build for preliminary plans to final factory engineered and third party engineer-stamped plans could take 8 to 10 weeks. All of these plans, approvals and documents are necessary to obtaining a building permit for your new home. Our process starts with an appointment and a deposit to start the preliminary drawings and any other documents your bank may require from us for financing. The durations provided are estimates and may vary with many factors: factory schedule, decision-making, time of year, holidays, etc.