That's convenient, but possibly not wise. I wonder what your insurance
company's position will be if your tower falls down and causes a lot of
damage (or injures someone), and you can't show that installing it had
been approved or inspected for compliance to code. My guess is that
they don't much care how well established you are in the community.
Or what happens if a new neighbor moves in two houses down from you and
turns you in to the local planning and zoning commission (which is
usually obligated to act). In most places, the township would have the
right to force you to take it down even if you had met the local code
when installing it, although they would be more likely to just levy a
fine against you.
I always viewed building permits as cheap insurance against such issues
even though they aren't a guarantee.
Gregg Seidl wrote:
> The more I read all the interesting stories about what can go wrong with
> trying to put up a reasonable tower I think I'll stay here forever.I guess
> I'm lucky,I put up an 85 foot tower this year as well as a short 12 footer
> and I didn't even get a building permit.I've had other towers up in my yard
> now for 19 years and no one has said a word.
> It "might" help that I've lived in this township my whole life as did my
> There has just got to be other townships that don't get all bent out of
> shape over towers. www.k9kl.com
> Gregg K9KL
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