Permits

The Building Department is dedicated to providing a smooth process for all who apply for a permit.  To ensure the best customer experience, we offer both in-person and online services.

The typical permit process consists of a four-step process; Application, Plan Review, Permit Issuance and Inspections.  New construction and major remodeling require an additional step at the end; Certificate of Occupancy.

The Building Department adheres to the Florida Building Code.  To view the latest editions in effect, click here.

As-built Drawings

As-built drawings shall be required for those projects as determined by the Building Official or her/his designee. All new construction, addition, or alteration/remodel master permits with a value of work exceeding $500,000 will require an As-built submittal.

In addition, any revision that upgrades the master permit value of work to an amount exceeding $500,000 will also require an As-built submittal.

 

Expired Permits and Permit Renewals

Permit extensions may only be requested when the permit is still active. Permit extensions may be obtained by submitting a permit application with the Permit Extension box filled in.  A minimum permit fee will be charged based on the current fee schedule.

If your permit has expired prior to completing all required inspections, you must renew your permit. Permit renewals may be obtained by submitting a permit application.  Once fees are paid, remaining inspections may be requested.

 

Cancel a Permit

If a permit is in "Applied" status or "Issued" status, but no work has been performed and no inspections have been requested, a notarized permit cancellation form may be submitted by the owner or contractor.  A Building Administrative Processing fee will be charged for the cancellation based on the current Fee Schedule.

 

Change of Contractor

Applicants seeking a change of contractor must fill out a new permit application and select the “Change of Contractor” box located within the “Permit Request” section of the application.

 

Change of Architect/Engineer

Applicants seeking a change of architect or engineer must fill out a new permit application and select the “Change of Architect/Engineer” box located within the “Permit Request” section of the application.

Applicants must also submit a new set of drawings signed and sealed by the new architect or engineer.  The replaced set of drawings may be submitted as reference.

 

Abandoned Applications

An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned, becoming null and void 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each. The extension shall be requested in writing and justifiable cause demonstrated.

Permit Refunds