Sometimes homeowners have constructed entire projects without obtaining the necessary approvals from the local Municipality. They may have even been unaware that a permit was needed for such a small thing as a deck, shed or fence. You may have performed the work yourself or inherited the problem from the previous owner. Regardless, if you want to sell or re-finance your home, or not leave the problem for your family, you should get a Certificate of Completion/Occupancy. Sometimes this requires updating the structure to meet the current state code. We also understand the urgency of these situations and work closely with many homeowners, finance agencies, real estate attorneys, and Building Departments to keep a preset closing date.