What Building Projects Do Not Need A Permit in Florida

When you’re beginning to break ground on your building project it’s good to know what projects don’t need a permit in Florida – this will help save time and frustrating searches online.

The following work does not require a permit in Florida:

Building Projects

    Patio slabs


    Replacement of plumbing fixtures after the stop, excluding water heaters
    Stopping of leaks
    Clear drain stoppages, provided such repairs do not involve or require the replacement or rearrangement of valves, pipes, or fixtures.


    Connection of portable equipment such as portable heating appliances, portable ventilation equipment, portable cooling units, and portable evaporative coolers.
    Any steam, hot, or chilled water piping within any heating or cooling equipment regulated by the code.
    Replacement of any part within a single piece of equipment
    Any self-contained refrigeration system containing 10 pounds or less of refrigerant and actuated by motors of 1 horsepower or less.


  • Air conditioning repair
  • Air conditioning window unit replacement with existing electrical
  • Carpet installation
  • Ceiling fan replacement using existing outlet box and wiring
  • Door replacement for any interior, residential door within the individual unit
  • Gutters and leaders
  • Heating unit repair
  • Installation of floor/wall ceramic tile
  • Painting/wallpaper
  • Plumbing fixture replacement
  • Residential appliance replacement
  • Residential drywall repairs that are not fire-related and are for small areas that do not exceed two sheets of drywall
  • Residential playground equipment
  • Single-family home and condominium replacement of existing countertops and sinks that are going back in the same location (bathroom vanity, kitchen cabinetry replacement in single family and condominiums does require a permit)
  • Window repair
  • Installation of drywall in a detached garage without habitable space.

However, if your building project consists of constructing, enlarging, altering, repairing, moving, demolishing, or changing the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done will need a permit.

While, visiting the office is difficult during these times, consider filing your permit online with Alliance Permitting.

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