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Per Florida Building Code (102.2), a permit shall apply to the construction, erection, alteration, modification, repair, equipment, use and occupancy, location, maintenance, removal and demolition of every public and private building, structure or facility or floating residential structure, or any appurtenances connected or attached to such buildings, structures, or facilities. For slightly more specific project types, please review our When do I need a Building Permit? (PDF) document. If you are unsure whether you need a permit, you can contact us at 904-297-7050 or email the Building Division.
Note: Green Cove Springs does require fence permits.
Application requirements vary by permit, but in general you will need the Building Permit Application, Land Development Regulations (LDR) Compliance Application, and construction plans and/or product specifications for what you are doing. You may also need a survey of your property, Notice of Commencement, or the Owner/Builder Disclosure Statement. All of the necessary applications are on our Building Applications page.
When a permit is issued, it is considered in full force and effect until such time as the work covered thereby is complete. However, if work covered by such permit has not been completed within 180 calendar days (6 months) from the date of issuance of such permit, or has been commenced and then suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 calendar days from the date of the most recent inspection, such permit shall terminate/expire and become null and void. In order to prevent a permit from expiring, work should be completed in a timely manner and inspections scheduled as required.