Can I convert my detached garage into a living space?
The process for changing the occupancy classification of any building requires the existing building to be brought into compliance with currently adopted codes for the new occupancy classification. This would include an evaluation of the existing structure to design the required improvements to meet the requirements for a newly constructed residence. Plans must be provided by a design professional that is qualified to evaluate the existing structure and design the changes necessary to make it comply with the 2012 International Residential Code.

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1. Which Codes are currently adopted?
2. Which accessibility guidelines are adopted?
3. How do I open a business within an existing structure in Southaven?
4. What do I need to do if I want to build a fence?
5. What do I need to do if I want to build or install a ready-to-install shed?
6. What do I need to do if I want to install a swimming pool?
7. What kind of license do I need to do various trade works in Southaven?
8. How can I test for a license or renew an existing license?
9. What are all the inspections that should be called for during the commercial construction process of a new building?
10. When are construction plans required and what kind of plans do I need?
11. Where can I find the applications needed for various projects?
12. Do you accept credit card payments?
13. Do I have to pay all fees at the time plans are submitted for review?
14. What are the requirements for fire sprinklers?
15. Do I need to provide structural and non-structural seismic bracing in Southaven?
16. What is the process for building a single family residence?
17. Can I convert my detached garage into a living space?
18. How can I obtain a copy of a survey or plot plan for the purpose of submitting a permit application for construction of any type on my property?
19. What if I want to build my own home?
20. How can I schedule my inspections?