We got our permits for the entire house remodel today. I had a little shock when I had to pay $3850 for a USE TAX in addition to the $1800 or so for the building permit. Apparently, I can ask all contractors to NOT charge me sales tax, so I think it’s a big wash, but it was a bit shocking to pay for it up front.

To continue my love my new city, Englewood, CO, I love the simplicity of the Permitting office. They are a one counter shop and they coordinate with all of the other departments and inspectors so that I don’t have to run around. This is very much UNLIKE getting permits in San Francisco. There is something to be said for smaller cities, right?

Now, our contractor is working to get the excavators over to start digging!!!

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