First, I'm sorry if this is a common question. I've tried dozens of Google searches and searches all over this website without any answers. I was talking with an older gentleman today who told me that it's no longer legal to build a livable habitation anywhere in the U.S. without having electricity and running water set up. You simply can't get a permit anywhere for a dry cabin, and that's the reason why you see so many tiny houses, for the shed and cabin exception. I thought this was only true in some states, and in urban areas. I don't intend to build a dry cabin, and I'd like to install solar panels and gravity fed plumbing with a manual-pump well when I get mine, but do I have to have those utilities just for a permit to build on my own property? Also, am I really required to have a permit, no matter how far in the boondocks I go, just to modify or add additions to my property, and am I required to have structure inspections? Is this every state, or are there some states that don't enforce this in rural areas? Thank you.