I would talk to a person down at the city office about that. My father has also been needing to do some more plastering in his home. I'm pretty sure he doesn't need a permit for it though. I guess it's better to ask and make sure it's okay, than to do it and be penalized. http://www.oldworldplasteringinc.com/services... more
Without a doubt, you always -- ALWAYS -- want to visit your local building and/or inspectional services department and ask them these questions. Every town is different, so you want to know the local regs and guidelines so you don't get hammered for doing something the wrong way. Some towns are more strict, some are more lax. But make friends there, emphasize that you're there because you want to do it the RIGHT WAY -- they love to hear that! -- and you'll surely be in their good graces, all the while making invaluable contacts in the process for your next project!... more
You asked another question before about renovating what I think is the same place. If you can add more bedrooms to the top unit and then still renovated the kitchen you would do very well. Again, consider doing all that and condo'ng the units and reselling.
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