You can make it to Portland, Oregon without a permit
Hacker News has just published a story about the legal and logistical challenges of home renovations.
According to the article, if you’ve been living in a home in the Portland metro area for the past few years, you can make your own repairs, but you may have to submit a new application every few years.
The article describes how to apply for a new home, as well as how to make an inspection, which is how you get your home inspected.
If you’re in the market for a home, the article recommends the Homeowner’s Association of Portland and Multnomah County as a good place to start.
If this is your first time applying, you should also check out the homebuyers guide.
You can also see a list of home inspections and how much it costs, as the article states that you’ll need to pay a $50 inspection fee if you want to purchase a new property.