Building Projects That Need A Permit In Florida
“After the effective date of the Florida Building Code adopted as herein provided, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or governmental entity to construct, erect, alter, modify, repair, or demolish any building within this state without first obtaining a permit…”
– Florida Statue 553.79 Permits; applications; issuance; inspections.–
The quote above is directly from Florida Building Construction Standards – Permits and Application of the Code. The title is a mouthful, the book even more. But like any government entity there are regulations / laws that the residents need to abide, the Florida Statues for Permits is one of them.
Although, not all building projects need a permit. This list includes minor replacements and repairs, and superficial enhancements.
What Projects Need A Permit?
Essentially, any construction work that alters the structure will need a permit. Adding new or major repairs of electrical work will need a permit. Adding a pool to your home will need a permit. Adding Solar Panels to your home or business will need a permit. Adding new or major repairs of plumbing work will need a permit.
As you can quickly tell that most major or new additions interiorly and exteriorly to home or office will need a permit. You need to contact your Florida’s jurisdiction office to see if the project you are working on will need a permit, or feel free to contact Alliance Permitting to expedite the permit process, – what does it mean to expedite the permit process?
Obtaining A Permit
Florida requires that permits be only issued to licensed contractors. Though, there are exceptions. Property owners are able to pull a permit under their own name if they occupy the property and use it personally. Properties that are for sale, rent, tenant occupied or owned as investments will not qualify the exception.
If you bought a mobile home or having one delivered only the mobile home installation contractor can pull a permit.
If you are a home owner and tackling on a DIY project, contact Alliance Permitting to help process your permits quickly.