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The permit process differs from the planning/entitlement process on many levels. There are several different types of building permits such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and racking permits. To obtain a building permit, an applicant must apply with the jurisdiction having authority over the parcel of land. The jurisdiction looks at building codes to ensure that the permit applicant is meeting all requirements. This process is typically more straightforward with little room to deviate from the set of standards imposed by a jurisdiction and its codes. For example, when a restaurant owner needs to install a new HVAC system, the applicant will go through the permitting process to ensure that the system is installed safely and adheres to jurisdiction codes.
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