It sounds like you have it easy! When we were remodeling out kitchen in Washington, DC several years ago we would go in to get a building permit, pay the $50 fee and come back four weeks later only to find out that they had "lost" our application. This happened three times in a row. Eventually we learned that we had to hire an "expediter" for $500, ie bribe someone, or it would *never* go through. That set the whole project back a year.
Seriously, slow deep breaths . . . in . . . out . . . in . . . out . . . relax. Unless you get lucky, or pay double the going rate, construction takes as long as it takes, which rarely has any particular correspondence with what the schedule says.