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Commercial Shell

Construction of a new commercial building shell only. Buildouts are handled under a separate permit and cannot be applied for until the shell has been completed unless the buildout is being done by the same contractor.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application Package for Commercial Building Permit (1 original signed)
  • 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.
  • Survey (2 copies or sets)
  • Site Plan (2 copies or sets)
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering: Full drawings including mechanical, electrical and plumbing specifications
  • Energy Calculations
  • Subcontractor Worksheet (1 original or copy): Submit if contractor is hiring a subcontractor to perform any electric, mechanical, plumbing or roofing.
  • External Agency Approval: Other requirements will be specified during the site plan review process
  • Elevation Certificate - "Final" (2 originals): Prepared by a registered surveyor, is required if the property is within the Special Flood Hazard Area. The certificate must be submitted for approval prior to requesting any Final Inspections.
  • Elevation Certificate - "Under Construction" (1 original): Prepared by a registered surveyor, is required if the property is within a Special Flood Hazard Area. The certificate must be submitted for approval prior to requesting the Lintel Inspection.
  • Affidavit - No Public Utility Structures On-Site (1 original): 1-page form notarized
  • Affidavit - Fire Hydrant Accessibilty/Location (1 original): 1-page form notarized
  • Affidavit - Public Sewer, Private Septic & Water Service (1 original): 1-page form notarized
  • CCUD or Health Department (1 copy): Either a Charlotte County Utilities Department (CCUD) application or approved septic permit from the Health Department.
  • Landscaping and Trees: Landscaping plans (4) and Tree paperwork
  • Additional paperwork: Site plan approval may be required prior to application for building permit. Additional stormwater permit may be required.
  • Product Specifications: Product Approval Numbers for materials (e.g. windows, doors, roof covering, siding, soffits, etc.). Product approvals can be researched at floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_app_srch.aspx (FL#'s) or miamidade.gov/building/pc-search_app.asp (NOA #'s)

Fees

On Application
  • Pre-App Fee: $200
At Issuance
  • Address Assignment: $15
  • Zoning Review: $65
  • Tree: $80
  • Tree: $80
  • Right-Of-Way Review: $90
  • Line & Grade: $310
  • Building: 0.005 x ICC Valuation if more than or equal to $50,000 in valuation - less the Pre-Application Fee
  • Surcharge: 0.025 x Building Fee; minimum of $4
Before Final Inspection
  • Garbage Fee: Payable for condo units
  • Impact Fee: Based upon type of business and location

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Not more than $75,000 in cost. Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building
  • Certified General
  • Registered Building
  • Registered General

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.

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