How long is a plan check and a permit good for?

Building plan checks with no activity expire after 180 days. A building permit is valid for 360 days from the issuance date.  In addition, the Chief Building Official may grant a 180- day extension. In most cases, a permit will not expire unless the applicant has failed to call for an inspection and show progress on the project for a 360-day period.  

Once a permit is expired, you may be required to re-initiate the permit process and resubmit payment for all applicable fees.

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1. What is the permit process?
2. What are the different permit types?
3. How do I check the status of a building permit application?  
4. What work can a homeowner/owner-builder perform?
5. Is electronic permit and plan submittal required?
6. Why do I need a Building Permit?
7. What can I build without a permit?
8. How long is a plan check and a permit good for?
9. What are APPBs, APPFs?
10. Do I need a soil report if I want to build an addition to my house?
11. Do I need an automatic fire sprinkler system if I want to remodel my house?