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? document. If you are unsure whether you need a permit, you can contact us at 904-297-7050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application requirements vary by permit, but in general you will need the Building Permit Application, 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.
You can search an address on the Clay County Property Appraiser's website. When the results come up, look at the tax jurisdiction. If it says "002," you are within the city limits and should pull a building permit with us. If it says "001," you are in Clay County's jurisdiction and should pull a permit with them.
Always select a licensed contractor. Ask for and check references. You can "Verify a License" by license holder name or by license number on the state website at www.myfloridalicense.com. This website will also give you the option of checking for state complaints.
To register as a contractor with the City of Green Cove Springs, please submit the following items to email@example.com.
The General Liability and Workers Compensation Insurances should list the City of Green Cove Springs as a certificate holder with the following address:
City of Green Cove Springs
321 Walnut Street
Green Cove Springs, FL 32043