If you make improvements to your home without a building or plumbing permit in the City of Tonawanda, expect an additional fee.
Those caught working without a permit will face a fine of double the permit fee, or $50, whichever is greater, under new regulations enacted by the City of Tonawanda Common Council.
This charge is in addition to other penalties for commencement of work without a permit.
The law further outlines violations for those who do work for a homeowner, such as electricians and plumbers, without proper licenses.
Mayor Rick Davis said the city requires licenses of tradesmen to protect homeowners.
In the past, if work was done without a building or plumbing permit, an owner would be told to go down to City Hall and get a permit, but Davis said this code is designed to make those who might consider skipping this first step, think twice.
Story topics: City of Tonawanda Common Council