When do I need a building permit?

Florida Building Code

Florida Building Code 105.1 states that anyone who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building, structure, impact resistant covering, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system of which is regulated by the code shall first make application and obtain a building permit.

Construction-related activities that require a permit, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Additions
  • Alterations
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Gas, and Plumbing
  • Fire Systems
  • Re-roofs
  • Repairs
  • Screen enclosures
  • Single-family residences
  • Storage sheds
  • Swimming pools
  • Water and Sewer connections to Utilities
  • And any other construction-related activity

City Code of Ordinances

The City Code of Ordinances also requires building permits for Engineering and Zoning related activities that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dewatering and Pool Water removal
  • Driveways: including auxiliary driveways and drainage culverts
  • Fences
  • Right-of-Way construction activities
  • Signs and Sign Faces, New or replaced
  • Site work such as:
    • Fill placement
    • Grubbing
    • Land Clearing
    • Tree Removal

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