The Permitting Division issues building permits and schedules inspections for compliance with the South Florida Building code. This division processes permit applications, including required plan reviews, for the following disciplines: structural, mechanical and plumbing.
A permit can be pulled by a licensed contractor, or a homeowner that resides at the property. A landlord/owner, who does not reside at the home, is not authorized to pull a permit.
- Processing fee of $106, plus a plan review fee, is required at the time the permit application is submitted
- Homeowner's/Condo Association approval of the work to be done is required, if applicable
- Any applicant that is within a Homeowner's Association/Management Organization is required to submit a notarized letter from that entity giving the applicant permission to apply for a permit
- Once the permit is issued, the permit card must be visibly displayed during any ongoing construction
- Required inspections must be called in before 3 p.m. to schedule an inspection the following day
- Permit cards and plans must be visible and readily accessible at the time of inspection
- If for any reason, the inspection is not approved, a $100 fee is applied to the total cost of the permit
- Failure for a contractor to request a final inspection shall subject the contractor to payment of fees or one-half of the original permit fee
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. When a permit has been terminated, all fees paid shall be forfeited and any forfeited commenced after such revocation shall be subject to all the requirements and feed for a new permit.