What are the types of permits?

There are several different types of permits, based on the type of construction:

  • Building Permit: New construction, additions, alterations, remodels, tenant improvements, gazebos, patio covers, decks, house moves, retaining walls, or repairs to either residential or non-residential structures.
  • Electrical Permit: New installations, additions, extensions, alterations, changes, and fire and accident repairs of any electrical wiring and electrical equipment associated with a structure or project.
  • Plumbing Permit: New installation, removal, alteration, repair, or replacement of any plumbing, gas, any fixture or water heater or treating equipment in a building or premise.
  • Mechanical Permit: New installations; alterations; repair; replacement; remodel; and/or removal of duct work, heating, venting, or air conditioning equipment (HVAC) and gas piping.
  • Re-roof Permit
  • Demolition Permit: The complete demolition of an existing structure.
  • Moving Permit: To relocate an existing structure by traveling along, over or through the public thoroughfares within the City limits. 

Some examples of projects requiring permits are as follows:

  • Covered Patios
  • Screened Enclosures
  • Room Additions
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Heaters / Air Conditioners Replacement
  • Water Heater Replacements
  • Decks
  • Swimming Pools
  • Swimming Pool Enclosures
  • Re-Roofs
  • Generator Installation
  • Any and All Electrical Work
  • Any and All Plumbing Work
  • Fences
  • Sheds

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1. How do I schedule inspections?
2. What are permits?
3. What are the types of permits?
4. Who can apply for a permit?
5. What items do I need onsite when I call for an inspection?
6. What must be provided with a permit application?
7. Are after hours and weekend inspections available?
8. Can I do the work myself or do I have to hire a contractor?
9. What are the costs associated with a permit?
10. What is a “Notice of Commencement”?
11. When is a Notice of Commencement required?
12. When will the inspection be done?
13. When are inspections required?
14. Do applications and permits expire?
15. What is the Florida building code?
16. When is a permit required?
17. How long does it take to get a permit?
18. What information is required on a permit application?
19. Where is the permit application made?