Joe Prondak

The building codes have expanded greatly as Joe Prondak shows with his collection of code manuals. (Photo by Elaine Cushman Carroll)

As the dollar amount of building permits continues to soar in Milton, the number of people who decided to tackle a job on their own without getting those permits has likely gone up as well during COVID-19, according to town officials.

While in most cases, a homeowner doing a small job around the house won’t face a fine, people need to be aware of the risks.

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