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How Long Does It Take to Get a Building Permit?

Getting a permit can be quick or take a while. Learn how the type of project affects your timeline.

[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Sep 11, 2020 by Liz Brumer

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City/Municipality Residential Timeline Commercial Timeline
Los Angeles, CA 45 minutes - a few business days Several weeks or more
Orlando, FL 10 - 15 business days 20 days - 35 business days
St. Louis, MO 1 - 5 business days 1 - 5 business days or more
Indianapolis, IN 15 - 20 business days Several weeks or more
Portland, OR 14 weeks or less 13 weeks or less
Dallas, TX 1 - 3 business days 12 - 20+ business days

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