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1. What permits are issued by the Code Services section of the Manhattan Fire Department?
2. Who issues building permits?
3. Do I have to be a certified tradesperson to work on my own home or a friend/relative's home?
4. What is required to obtain a building permit for one- or two-family residential construction?
5. Do I need a permit to finish my basement?
6. Do I need a permit for new construction or replacement of a deck?
7. Do I need a permit to install a swimming pool?
8. Do I need a permit to put up a shed on my property?
9. Do I need a permit to build a fence on my property?
10. What building and property maintenance codes has the City of Manhattan adopted?
11. What is required to obtain a building permit for a commercial building?
12. What contractor licenses are issued by Code Services?
13. What certificates does Code Services issue to tradespersons?
14. What code applies to unsafe or existing buildings?
15. Can owners of buildings request their building be inspected?
16. How can a property owner obtain a compliance sticker for their property?
17. How can I go about getting an inspection for my rental apartment?