Patricia Skinner, Baker, Eugene | 8/15/2016 4:46:52 PM
Are you allowed...
Elevation of a slab-built structure is “construction” or “development” in the legal sense of those words and may be “substantial” as defined in local building ordinances. In most communities and in all designated flood hazard areas, it will be subject to local ordinances and the building permit system. If you live in a subdivision, your building modifications may also be subject to subdivision restrictions or covenants.
One of your first stops when considering structure elevation should be the local building or permit office. They may be able to offer advice, and theyshould be able to answer these important questions:
Your mortgage company has a financial interest in your building and should be consulted.
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