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June 14, 2010

If you are in the real estate business in New Castle County, then you probably know that the County's records on building permits for basements, decks, and other minor improvements constructed in years past are somewhat light. This can be a problem if you are selling a house with a finished basement, deck or other limited improvements. The County recently adopted an excellent policy concerning any improvements made prior to 2002. If the improvement were built before 2002 and do not pose a safety or health risk, the County may issue a Certificate of Awareness, which eliminates the need for a building permit! To see the full policy, click on the following link. Certificate of Awareness


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