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Questions about building cabin

I am buying a pre-built cabin to put on some property in Clearfield County. Does anyone know if I need to get a building permit? The land does not have an address and is 56 acres. I am planning on having this on runners so it is "portable". Any help would be appreciated.
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Call the township for the correct answer.

It would probably be considered a prefab home and you will have to deal with permits, taxes etc.

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Call the township for the correct answer.

It would probably be considered a prefab home and you will have to deal with permits, taxes etc.
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Just do it, My theory has always been, "It's easier to say sorry, then get permission". The worse that will happen you'll have some fees to pay that you would of paid anyway and you don't have the hassle.

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That theory might work with the old lady pretty well, but not so well with local govt

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Just do it, My theory has always been, "It's easier to say sorry, then get permission". The worse that will happen you'll have some fees to pay that you would of paid anyway and you don't have the hassle.
I sure hope that's not your attitude with private property when you want to hunt on it...?!
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Call the township. They will call it a shed or outbuilding if they like you. If you monkey with them from the git-go, you are branded, and anything you do will then be watched. County government has live satellite, they can tune in and watch you work on it if they choose. Don't give them a reason !

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Have someone else ask what the rules are and you won't have to disclose your location. In my twp. you can build anything up to 1,000 sq. ft. without a permit. If I hook electric to it then it needs to be permited and inspected. Every twp. is different.

Find out what's ok and what's not before you sink a bunch of money into it. They will know it's there eventualy. A travel trailer left on the wheels makes things a bit better and it can be moved. Build a nice deck to pull it along side of and you will have all you need depending on how many folks you have over or how much stuff you need.

I have been thinking on doing something like that on my property but it is not cheap to do anything anymore.
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If you keep it on skids , it is moveable, can be sold, put a for sale sign in front of it and if someone wants to buy it, the price is $100 thou.
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I think a reacreational cabin permit will cover it. As stated check local laws

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