What is the Florida building code?

The Florida Building Code is comprised of:

  • Florida Building Code 2014 - 5th Edition
  • Florida Residential Code
  • Florida Mechanical Code
  • Florida Plumbing Code
  • National Electrical Code 2010
  • Florida Fuel Gas Code 2014
  • Florida Fire Prevention Code
  • Test protocols for High Velocity Hurricane Zones
    (This Section applies to Dade and Broward Counties only)

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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?