Why do I need a permit?
  • The Florida Building Code (101.3) states that the "code is to establish the minimum requirements to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength... and to provide safety to firefighters and emergency responders during emergency operations".
  • If you do not obtain a building permit, building and/or Code Enforcement will issue a stop work order. An 'after the fact' permit will be charged double. If no action is taken, a Notice of Violation will be issued and could result in further fees.

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1. When is a permit required?
2. Why do I need a permit?
3. Who can pull a permit?
4. What paperwork do I need to pull a building permit?
5. What happens after a permit is issued?