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English definition of “building permit”

building permit

noun [C]
 
 
(also construction permit) PROPERTY, LAW
an official document that gives you permission to build on land or to make changes to a building: Commercial and residential building permits are issued by the county building inspector.
(Definition of building permit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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