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Dear PoPville – Removing a Carport/Garage

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm 26 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user D©Bloom

“Dear PoPville,

I bought a house with a “garage” built over the car port. I put that in quotes because the thing looks like a chicken coop and I have no idea how it was ever used as a garage. I was going to wait until I could save up to get a new one built before I tore this one down so that I wouldn’t have to go through getting a garage permit (I heard that was possible). The problem I am having is that I have discovered chairs and blankets in there and a friend has seen people smoking in there (they ran away before we could call the police). So my questions are:

1- Do I need a permit to tear down a non-functioning garage over a car port?
2- Does anyone have any recommendations for anyone who can tear down
and haul away the garage?”

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