My girlfriend and I bought a house (short sale) that requires us to fix a bunch of things wrong with the house. We've had to do various things, like fixing ripped screens etc. One of which is to get a permit for the deck and pool (which already exists!) We have to show the plans and materials for the deck, as well as show the footings are at the right depth. Should I hire a contractor to secure the permit...a handyman...an architect!? Thanks!