Founded in 1805, Canton is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is located in Eastern Ohio just south of Akron. The city is currently experiencing an urban renaissance with a growing and thriving arts district. All of this growth makes Canton a good place for new construction projects. When you do decide to build in Canton, there are a few things you need to know. The city and state have their own sets of rules and regulations when it comes to construction, and you are required to follow them. There are certain permits, inspection, licenses, and insurance that you have to get before you can start and finish building. Take a look at our guide and let us help you on your way to a successful build.
Most projects in Canton will need to have a Building Permit. This includes any construction, erection, or alteration of a building. There are a few things you must have with you to get a building permit. For example, you need to have the correct address, the contractor’s name, the owner’s name, the work being performed, and any sketches and drawings. In addition to all that information, when you turn in your application, you have to pay the permit fee. The permit fee is based on the valuation of the project and increases when the project gets more expensive. To get more information on the various fees, contact the city at 330-430-7800.
Once you have received your Building Permit, you can begin construction. Before you finish, you do need to have your building inspected. This is for any work that requires a permit. Visit the City of Canton website for more information on Building Inspections.
If you want to work as a contractor in Ohio, you have to get a license. There are a few requirements to get a license that make sure everyone is qualified. Some of these qualifications are simple such as being at least 18 years old and being a United States citizen. The other requirements are more difficult to achieve such as having experience in the field, pass the examination for their trade, and have at least $500,000 in Contractor Liability Coverage. Once you have proved all of that information, you have to complete a State and Federal Background Check.
One of the requirements for getting your State Contractor’s License is having at least $500,000 in Contractor Liability Coverage. This type of insurance protects you and your employees from liability for any damages caused by your company. Contact a local insurance provider to find out more about specific plans for contractors in the Canton area.
There are all kinds of construction projects in Canton, Ohio. Most of these projects need to use some equipment to finish the job. Aerial equipment and Earthmoving equipment are the most common kinds of equipment. BigRentz has a wide variety of Boom Lifts, Scissor Lifts, Forklifts, Manlifts, Backhoes, Excavators, and Dozers. Look through our selection of quality construction equipment and give us a call today.