How long is a permit valid?

A building permit issued shall become invalid if the authorized work is not commenced within six (6) months after the issuance of the permit, or if the authorized work is suspended or abandoned for a period of six (6) months after the time of commencing the work. A building permit is good for one year from the date of issuance. 

The building official is authorized to grant, in writing, one or more extensions of time, for periods not more than 180 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

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1. How long is a permit valid?
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3. Can my roof support the installation of a solar panel?
4. What are the stair riser and tread requirements?
5. When is a guardrail required?
6. When are graspable handrails required?
7. How much frost protection should I have?
8. What R-Values should I insulate to?
9. What are ground snow load and wind speed requirements?
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