It never occured to me that we should have filled out permits and paid fees to our local government, just changing out a furnace and water heater recently.
We hired a licensed contractor to do the work. It seems like it would have been a bigger hassle than it already was, to coordinate the schedule of myself, the workers and the inspector just to upgrade a few appliances. On top of that who knows what minor nitpicks he would find in violation of the code? And I know he would nitpick it because it’s an older home with a few quirks and he might not understand the water system we picked. Not mention the pile up of fees for every length of pipe run, outlet installed or appliance installed. What is the real point? Besides a conduit to my pocketbook?
Homeowners do you faithfully get your plumbing/electrical/mechanical permits filled?