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1. What Building and Property Maintenance Codes have been adopted by the City of Manhattan?
2. What permits are issued by the Code Services Section of the Department of Fire Services?
3. Who issues building permits?
4. Do I have to be a certified tradesperson to work on my own home or a friend/relative's home?
5. What is required to obtain a building permit for one- or two-family residential construction?
6. Do I need a permit to finish my basement?
7. Do I need a permit for new construction or replacement of a deck?
8. Do I need a permit to install a swimming pool?
9. Do I need a permit to put up a shed on my property?
10. Do I need a permit to build a fence on my property?
11. What is required to obtain a building permit for a commercial building?
12. What contractor licenses are issued by the Code Services Section of the Department of Fire Services?
13. What Certificates does the Code Services Section of the Department of Fire Services issue to Tradespersons?
14. What code applies to unsafe or existing buildings?
15. Can owners of buildings request that 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 done on my rental apartment?