Bureaucracy: Part 2

Yesterday at lunch I received a call from Lee County Dept of Health saying they were at my property to check for my septic tank and give clearance on Motown’s location. Of course, there were no issues so today I headed into town on my lunch break to walk a piece of paper across the hall. I took this opportunity to revise the trusses in my design to give me room for a possible bonus room in the future. The attic measures 30′ deep, 12′ wide at the base, 4′ walls on the outside with a maximum height of 7′ through the center. The lady at the window looked over my designs and my measurements and said I should be able to pick my permit up tomorrow about the same time. Fingers crossed.

Ball Rolling

So today I took my plans to the Government Building to apply for my building permits in hopes to begin work on Motown (what I have chosen to name my garage) over my Christmas break. Before being able to apply for the building permits I first have to get the lot examined to make sure I’m not planning on building over a septic tank or well. Hopefully come Monday I can apply for my building permit and be ready to break ground by the end of the week. These are my preliminary plans to have a “pole barn” constructed. I will erect non-load bearing walls later but starting with a pole barn will keep the value low and keep my property tax increase to a minimum.
motownMotown will be a 24′ wide x 30′ deep x 14′ to the center interior pole-barn with non load bearing walls with 2 8’x9′ rolling doors. I have attached some SketchUp drawing. The bench on the back wall is 32″ tall 2′ deep x 16′ long. Both vehicles (yellow being the Chevrolet K10 and the red being my Explorer) have been drawn to scale giving me an idea of what kind of room I will be working with once cars are inside.