As far as construction projects go, decks don’t seem to be all that complicated. If there’s no plumbing, electricity, or painting to contend with, they can be built in just a few days. As a result, many people end up simply getting the work done by a local contractor or even doing it themselves, never once involving the government. It’s just a simple project—why would they bother?
Unfortunately for those homeowners, their decks are illegal. More Info