Any other type of work at a commercial location that cannot be done under another permit type but is covered by the Florida Building Code (please check before starting work to determine permitting requirements).
Required Forms & Documents
- Application Package for a Commercial Building Permit (1 original & 2 copies)
- Application for Construction Permit (1 original signed): 2-page form
- Notice of Commencement (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
- Site Plan (2 copies or sets)
- Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 sets or copies): Drawings showing work being performed
- Subcontractor Worksheet (1 original or copy): Submit if contractor is hiring a subcontractor to perform any electric, mechanical, plumbing or roofing.
- Product Specifications: Product Approval Numbers for materials (e.g. windows, doors, roof covering, siding, soffits, etc.). Product approvals can be researched at www.floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_app_srch.aspx (FL#'s) or www.miamidade.gov/building/pc-search_app.asp (NOA #'s).
- Building Flat Fee: $90 if ICC Valuation less than $50,000
- Surcharge: 0.025 x Building Fee; minimum of $4
- Building: 0.005 x ICC Valuation if more than or equal to $50,000 in valuation - less the Pre-Application Fee
- Zoning Review: $22
Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type
- Owner-Builder: Not more than $75,000. Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
- Certified Building
- Certified General
- Registered Building
- Registered General
- Right-of-Way: A review the proposed work for impacts to the county right-of-way (ROW) and/or easements and determine what, if any, inspections will be required.
- Stormwater: Review of the existing stormwater system to determine if sufficient, If not, then a separate stormwater permit will be needed.
- Zoning: A review the proposed work for compliance with the land development regulations. This includes zoning, setbacks and any other regulations pertaining to the location and type of structure.
- Tree: Verify that trees proposed for removal are not Heritage Trees and ensure that the required amount of trees needed to be planted are indicated on the required drawings.
- Landscape: Verify that the proposed work is in compliance with the approved landscape plan or to approve a proposed landscape plan (commercial only).
- Natural Resources: Verify that the proposed work will not impact a protected species (such as scrub jays, gopher tortoises, etc.). This includes coastal lighting impact on sea turtles.
- Building Plans Examiner: A review of the proposed work to ensure that the structure will be in compliance with the applicable structural requirements of the Florida Building Code. This also includes wind loads and flood loads.
- Electrical Plans Examiner: Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the electrical provisions of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
- Plumbing Plans Examiner: Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the plumbing provisions of the Florida Building Code.
- Mechanical Plans Examiner: Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the mechanical provisions of the Florida Building Code.
- Fire Marshall (if applicable): Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA).
- Health Department: Ensure that the approval for a septic system is received prior to issuance of the permit (Note: this is a State of Florida & not a county government department).
- Address Management: Verify that a property has an address and, if it does not, one is created (note: there is a fee of $15 to create a new address).
Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts
- Inspections for this permit depend on the scope of the permit.
Note: Fee payments by check should be made payable to either "CCBCC" or Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners. Payments are also accepted by Mastercard or Visa credit or debit cards.