A governmental municipal authorization to perform a building process as in:
- Zoning/Use permit - Authorization to use a property for a specific use e.g. a garage, a single family residence etc.
- Demolition permit - Authorization to tear down and remove an existing structure.
- Grading permit - Authorization to change the contour of the land.
- Septic permit - A health department authorization to build or modify a septic system.
- Building permit - Authorization to build or modify a structure.
- Electrical permit - A separate permit required for most electrical work.
- Plumbing permit - A separate permit required for new plumbing and larger modifications of existing plumbing systems.