Ask us. We are committed to explaining the process as clearly and concisely as possible. However, the permit process can be complex, even for those experienced with it. Depending on the size and type of your project, you may need the services of a licensed professional. In fact, certain laws may require that a portion or your entire project be prepared by a licensed architect or engineer. Our best advice is to check with the staff in the Building Permits Department to determine if the services of a licensed professional will be needed.