What are the consequences of not complying with code requirements?
a. Faulty work could jeopardize the safety of the building occupants. For example,
improper gas piping or electrical wiring could result in a fire.
b. Depending on the terms of the policy, Property insurance coverage may be jeopardized if all code requirements are not met.
c. There could be problems selling the property. For example, home inspections are commonly performed for closings. These may fail causing delays and additional expenses.
d. Ultimately the City of Andover can pursue legal action against code violators.

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1. Why are building codes important?
2. What is the process for obtaining a permit for commercial, industrial, institutional or multifamily construction?
3. Where can I obtain a plot plan?
4. What forms are available for download?
5. What are the current codes which are applicable to construction work performed in Andover?
6. What should I consider when hiring a Contractor to do work on my property?
7. What are the consequences of not complying with code requirements?
8. Is there anything I should specifically look for in homes built before current codes were enacted?
9. What are the concerns and process associated with building a residential deck?
10. Is a permit required for roof replacements?
11. If a house has foundation or settlement problems, what are the concerns and procedures to remedy the problems?
12. When is a Contractor’s license required for a Contractor to perform work for a property owner or tenant?
13. How does a Contractor licensed in Andover access the Andover Permit and Inspection tracking software, MyGov?