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WHY BUILDING PERMITS ARE REQUIRED?
The Florida Building Code requires permits for most construction-related work that involve Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and/or Mechanical improvements, in order to provide for safety and compliance to the Building Code.


EXAMPLES OF WORK REQUIRING A PERMIT:


  • New Construction
Windows
  • Garages
Additions
  • Fences
Sheds
  • Electrical
Porches
  • Carports
Decks
  • Central Air
Driveways
  • Re-Roofing/ Siding
Mechanical or Plumbing


ITEMS THAT DO NOT REQUIRE A PERMIT:

These improvements must still be constructed in accordance with the minimum Building Code standards. As a safety measure, items such as replacing existing electrical fixtures, outlets, switches or plumbing fixtures such as faucets, sink, and dishwashers, etc must be performed by competent individuals.

A/C- Install window unit, electrical outlet existing
Painting

A/C- Repair
Pavers Sand set, not part of a pool deck or in deck or in right-of-way.

Ceiling Fan- Outlet box and wiring existing
Playground equipment (residential)

Ceramic Tile- Floor and Wall
Pool/Spa- Less than 24 inches deep

Dishwasher- replacement

Roof- Repair existing roof covering less than less than $500, (within 12 months)

Door- Replace any interior residential door within individual unit.
Satellite Dish Antennas –
Residential 1 meter or less in diameter.
Commercial 2 meters or less in diameter.

Driveway- Recoat asphalt

Screen room- Replace screening to $1000.00

Drywall- Repairs (Residential Non Fire-Related)

Siding- Repair under $1000

Faucet- Replace

Sink- Replace

Fence- Repair or replace permittedfence up to $1000 except primary pool barrier.

Soffit or Fascia- Replace up to $1000 not
including structural members

Gutters and Leaders
Stucco- Repair stucco finish

Heating Unit- Repair
Water Closet- Replace

Kitchen cabinet replacement only

Water Heater- Repair

Light- Replace fixture in existing
outlet

Window- Repair, if value of work is under
$1000

Outlet or switch- Replace existing

Wood Deck- Replacement of residential
decking under $1000