Make sure you have the right permits for home repairs

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Patricia Lopez explains when you need a permit when rebuilding after a flood. (KTRK)

If you are rebuilding after the flood, there are certain things you will need a permit for.

You can do drywall work and painting, but you are required to get a permit from the city of Houston for other repairs.

If you hire a general contractor or you subcontract the work out, be sure they have a license and proper work permits.

It's recommended to hire a licensed professional for electrical, HVAC and plumbing repairs.

You will also need a permit to repair or take down any main doors of your home. You don't need a permit to install interior doors.

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Apartments flooded in Kingwood in this photo taken Sept. 3, 2017.

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