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Burlington is the biggest city in Vermont with a population of over 40,000 people. It is the home of the University of Vermont and is just south of the Canadian border. It is a great place to live and a great place to build. Just like any other city, Burlington has its own sets of rules and regulations when it comes to building. Find out what you need to know to get you on your way to a successful build.
Before you can start your job in Burlington, you have to get a permit. You have to turn in the required information to the Department of Public Works. There are a few options when turning in your permit application. You can either walk-in and wait, walk-in and drop off, send it in the mail, fax, or email. Whichever option you choose, you have to turn in the permit fee with the application. The minimum fee is $30.00 and will increase by $8.50 per $1,000 of the estimated cost.
One other important part of the building process is the inspection part. Building inspections ensure the safety of the builders, the neighbors, and the future residents. To get a building inspection, contact the Department of Public Works.
If you plan on doing business as a contractor in the State of Vermont, you will need to get a contractor’s license. The Division of Fire Safety takes care of licensing and certification for specific trade groups in the state. It is also important to note that you will most likely need continuing education to ensure the work is done correctly and safely.
Most business’ in Vermont have to have general liability insurance. Contractors are no different, and this type of insurance is essential for this type of business. General liability insurance protects you and your workers in the case of an accident.
It is also a good idea to have worker’s compensation insurance as well. Look up local insurance companies in your area. They will have custom plans that are made for contractors.
In many cases, contractors will need to rent equipment to finish the job. For many jobs in Burlington, you will need aerial equipment like scissor lifts, boom lifts, manlifts, and forklifts. The size and scope of your project will determine what kind of equipment you should use. Whatever your project requires, BigRentz can help with all of your construction equipment rental needs.