I received a stop work order - now what?

Why do I need a permit to do work on my own property?
The City has adopted a comprehensive set of building codes that must be followed on construction projects within the City. These building codes govern the design, construction, alterations, and maintenance of structures. Building codes establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the building's occupants. The permitting process is designed to allow the City to ensure that work is in compliance with the building codes. It also allows the City to ensure that contractors working in the City are properly licensed.   

Why was a Stop Work Order issued?
Stop Work Orders are issued by the City of Pelham when work is ongoing that does not conform to the City’s Code of Ordinances. The most common reason for a Stop Work Order being issued is for ongoing construction work not being properly permitted. The reason a Stop Work Order was issued on your property is listed on the Order

How do I obtain a permit?
You can find information about obtaining a permit in several ways:

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1. What codes are currently adopted by the City of Pelham?
2. How much will my permit cost?
3. How many sets of plans are required for construction?
4. What is the time frame when submitting plans to obtaining building permit?
5. Is a contractor required to be certified by the contractor's board to do commercial construction?
6. Do trades/subcontractors need their own permit?
7. I am a subcontractor working under a General Contractor/Home Builders permit. What do I need to submit to obtain my trade permit?
8. How can I request an inspection with the City of Pelham?
9. Does the City of Pelham have a landscaping ordinance?
10. Is there a permit required for signage?
11. I received a stop work order - now what?
12. My business is moving into a new building, what do I need to do? How do I get my water turned on?
13. Do I need a business license for my mobile food unit?
14. How do I get a garage sale permit? How much are they? How far in advance can I apply for one? Where can I place my signs?