Outsourcing Permitting Services for Large Commercial Construction Projects

The Benefits of Outsourcing Permitting Services for Large Commercial Construction Projects to SFP Embarking on a large commercial construction project is an ambitious undertaking that demands meticulous planning and execution. Among the critical components of this process, securing the necessary permits stands out as a pivotal step that can significantly impact project timelines and costs. In today’s competitive landscape, companies are increasingly turning to outsourcing as a strategic solution, and Service First (SFP) emerges as the partner of choice. Let’s…

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Navigating Local Zoning Code Changes

How Code Changes Impact Your Construction Projects and the Role of Permit Management Companies In the world of construction, change is constant. As a seasoned professional, you are well aware that code changes are an integral part of the industry. However, the impact of these changes on your construction projects can be significant, often leading to increased costs, delays, and potential compliance issues. In this article, we will delve into the nuances of code changes and how they can affect…

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Top Mistakes to Avoid During the Construction Permitting Process

These 5 common mistakes tend to cost developers thousands of dollars. The construction permitting process is a crucial step in any construction project. It’s the gateway to turning your vision into reality, ensuring that your project complies with local regulations and codes, and that it’s safe for both you and the community. However, navigating this process can be tricky, and there are several common mistakes that can derail your project and cost you time and money. In this article, we’ll…

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Differences Between Residential and Commercial Building Permits

Table of Contents Residential vs Commercial Building Permtis If you’re planning to embark on a construction project, whether it’s a new home or a commercial building, understanding the differences between residential and commercial construction permits is crucial. Obtaining the right permits is a vital step in ensuring your project is legal, safe, and compliant with local regulations. In this article, we’ll outline the key distinctions between residential and commercial construction permits to help new potential clients navigate the permitting process…

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What to Know About Development Permitting for Biden’s New Infrastructure Law

Table of Contents What is the new Infrastructure act? How will the permitting process change because of the new law? How it the new law different from the other infrastructure bills? How to get ahead of the permitting process by working with a national permit management company. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act earmarks $550 billion in new funds for rebuilding roads, bridges, water, and other infrastructure. All this means that various development or alteration…

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404 Permit

Table of Contents Defining a 404 Permit Definition When to pull one Water in the USA How to Pull One Types Site Requirements What is a 404 Permit & How to Pull One? Section 404 requires that you should apply for a permit before filling material or dredging into any wetland portions termed as the “waters of the United States.” A 404 permit will be required unless your activity is exempted under the Section 404 regulation. This permit is issued…

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How to Obtain a Construction Permit for an Electrical Service Upgrade in Your Home

What to Consider When Applying for a Permit for an Electrical Service Upgrade. If you have an electrical service upgrade work in your home, you may be thinking whether you will need to get a construction permit for it or not. The answer is that most new electrical services and service upgrades require a permit. There are a few exceptions, which are also discussed here. While it may seem to be a time-consuming task to get the permit, there are…

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SFP Has Gone National – News Release

Service First Permits has gone national and is offering Nationwide Electronic submittal services across the USA. Recently SFP was featured on a major news site called Below is a snippet of the news article published on Newswire. “Service First Permits is Now Offering National Electronic Building Permit Submittal Services SFP has a strong presence in Colorado and California, but they have now started to help clients throughout the US. Their Nationwide Electronic Submittal service is available in all 50…

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How to Pull a Residential Building Permit

How to pull a residential building permit When do you need to pull a permit for a residential project? How long does a new residential building permit last for? Most homeowners are aware that they need to pull a building permit before starting on a remodeling project. While it may seem like a time-consuming, troublesome process, a building permit is an official form of approval, ensuring your property is in line with local codes and legal to sell. If you…

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