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Residential Demolition

Demolition of all or part of a residential structure including principle and accessory structures.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application for Construction Permit  (1-page form) 1 original signed.
  • Demolition of Structures for Zoning Conformance (1 copy): This form is used to document the extent of demolition and responsibilities. Form is to be used ONLY for demolition of a building or structure and NOT for interior demolition. Please submit or upload with permit application.
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 sets or copies): Sketch site plan or floor plan clearly indicating the area or structure(s) to be demolished.
  • Notice of Commencement (1 recorded copy): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted prior to scheduling the first inspection.
  • Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement (1 original, personally signed at the permit counter) Eligible Owner-Builders must complete this form in person at the time of application. Required by Florida law in order to be exempt from having to be a licensed contractor (sale or lease of the property is prohibited for one year from permit completion).

Fees

On Application
  • Building Flat Fee: $90
  • Surcharge: $4
At Issuance
  • Right-Of-Way Review: $90
  • Zoning Review: $22

Licenses That Can Pull This Permit Type

  • Owner-Builder: Must not rent or sell the property within one (1) year of completion of the permit.
  • Certified Building
  • Certified General
  • Certified Residential
  • Registered Building
  • Registered General
  • Registered Residential
  • Local Demolition

Review Disciplines

  • Intake/Sufficiency: An "at the counter" intake/sufficiency review of the application & its required documents to verify completeness for acceptance and payment of initial fees.
  • 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.
  • Historical Preservation: A review of the proposed work for compliance with historical preservation regulations for properties located in a Historical Buffer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Permit Issuance: At this point, work may commence. The applicant will receive an approved copy of the permit package and a Permit-Inspections Job Card to be posted at the site printed with a list of the required inspections needed to complete the permit.

Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • ROW Final (985)
  • Building Final (925): Made after all work is complete. Electrical, mechanical, plumbing, driveway and tree final inspections may be made prior to the building final inspection.
  • Zoning Final (965)

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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