After the fact permits are treated the same as regular permits and must meet current codes. It can be difficult to find contractors willing to sign the permit because they will be taking responsibility for the job. If you are selling a home that requires after the fact permits be prepared for a delay in closing and for additional costs. VA loans are particularly strict when it comes to improvements without proper permitting. If the structure is not permittable, the City may request that it be modified to comply or be torn down. For more information on after the fact permitting please contact us and we can direct you to the right professional: (808) 739-4174 | www.choicehomeshawaii.com.