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Residential Single Family

Construction of a new or replacement single family dwelling.

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application Package for a Construction Permit (1 original signed): for both One & Two Family Dwellings
  • Checklist Only for a Single Family Residence Permit Application: This checklist is already included in the "Application Package"(
  • Residential Data Summary Sheet (1 original)
  • 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.
  • Tree Permit Application Package (1 original & 1 copy): 4-page Tree Permit Application Package (includes the spreadsheet and sample tree site plan). Tree Permit Application Package is already included in the One & Two Family Permit Application Package.
  • Survey (2 copies or sets): Signed and sealed, less than one year old, which includes flood zone and panel number information, along with topographical survey.
  • Site Plan (3 copies or sets): Showing the proposed structure(s), the setbacks from the structure to the property lines, seawall, or mean highwater line to the structure, any easements on the property, and street names. Include one site plan for ROW review showing proposed driveway.
  • Minimum Home Size Requirements for One & Two Family Dwellings: Provides information about minimum home size requirements of the Florida Building Code
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 sets or copies): Construction plans including truss layouts/conventional framing details signed & sealed by a licensed professional where required by code.
  • Drainage Plan (3 sets or copies): Indicating existing and proposed ground elevations adjacent to the building, the property lines and property corners (minimum) as well as the proposed final elevations of the different floor areas.
  • Energy Calculations (2 sets): Signed energy calculations including Manual J; Make sure both owner agent and preparer's signatures are completed and one extra coversheet is submitted for the state.
  • Subcontractor Worksheet (1 original or copy): Submit if contractor is hiring a subcontractor to perform any electric, mechanical, plumbing or roofing.
  • 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.
  • Elevation Certificate - "Final" (2 originals): 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 any Final inspections.
  • Blower Door Test Report (1 copy): Must be signed by the qualified individual who performed the test and submitted to the Building Construction Division for review/approval prior to requesting Final Inspections. Please allow sufficient time for review/approval.
  • Drainage Survey "As-Built" (2 originals, signed & sealed): Prepared, signed and sealed by a registered surveyor indicating post-construction elevations. The plan must be submitted for approval prior to requesting any Final inspections.
  • Affidavit - No Public Utility Structures On-Site (1 original notarized): 1-page form notarized
  • Affidavit-Fire Hydrant Accessibility/Location (1 original notarized): 1-page form notarized
  • Affidavit - Public Sewer, Private Septic & Water Service (1 original notarized): 1-page form notarized
  • 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 1 year from permit completion).
  • Owner-Builder Permits Information: Please read this information about what & who may qualify for an Owner-Builder permit. An Owner-Builder Disclosure Statement form must be completed.
  • CCUD or Health Department (1 copy): Either a Charlotte County Utilities Department (CCUD) application or approved septic permit from the Health Department
  • Englewood Fire District Receipt: If the property is located in the Englewood Fire District, a receipt of payment of Impact Fee from the Englewood Fire District is 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)
  • No Impact Certification: Required only if fill, new construction, substantial improvements, and other development within the adopted regulatory floodway is proposed. The certification shall demonstrate that the proposed encroachment would not result in any increase in flood levels.

Fees

At Time of Application
  • Pre-App Fee: $150
At Time of Issuance
  • Address Assignment: $15
  • Zoning Review: $50
  • Natural Resources: $55
  • Tree: $70
  • Line & Grade: $310
  • Building: 0.004 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
  • Impact Fee: $4409 - Unincorporated Charlotte County. See the Impact Fees page for more information.
  • Impact Fee: $1384 - Babcock Ranch DRI. See the Impact Fees page for more information.
  • Impact Fee: $4170 - Unincorporated Charlotte County & Englewood Fire District. However, the Fire District's impact fee of $252.44 must be paid before the permit can be issued (proof of payment is required).

Licenses That Can Obtain 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

Review Disciplines

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Overlay Districts or Zones (where applicable): Review the proposed structure or work to ensure compliance with any Overlay District or Zone provisions specific to the location of the property or structure (this includes items such as Historical Review, Manasota Key Advisory Committee Review, Charlotte Harbor CRA Review, etc.).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fire Marshall (if applicable): Ensure that the proposed structure or component will comply with the National Fire Prevention Code (NFPA).
  • Utilities Department: Ensure that the applicable regulations are followed in relation to connecting to water or sewer service provided by Charlotte County Utilities Department (CCUD).
  • 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).

Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts

Inspection Type (IVR System Code):
  • Blower Door Test Report: A Blower Door Test Report must be signed by the qualified individual who performed the test and submitted to the Building Construction Division for review/approval prior to requesting Final Inspections. Can be emailed to BlowerDoorReports@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • 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.
  • Drainage Survey As-Built: Prepared, signed and sealed by a registered surveyor indicating post-construction elevations. The plan must be submitted for approval prior to requesting any Final inspections. Can be emailed to FloodInfo@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • Drywall Rough Box (934)
  • Electric Final (935): Made once power is connected to the building, all electrical work has been completed and all electrical trim is installed.
  • Electric Rough (300): Made after the installation of all electrical boxes and rough wiring.
  • Electric Temporary Service (302)
  • Elevation Certificate-Under Construction: An “Under Construction” Elevation Certificate is required to be submitted prior to the lintel being poured. This insures that everything is compliant before too much construction has occurred. Can be emailed to FloodInfo@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • Elevation Certificate-Final: A "Final" Elevation Certificate is required before final inspections can be scheduled. This is the official document that will be used to assess insurance levels. The permit cannot be completed without the certificate. Can be emailed to FloodInfo@CharlotteCountyFL.gov
  • Framing (200): Made after all construction is dried in and after all applicable rough electrical, plumbing, mechanical and gas inspections have been made. There should be no insulation installed prior to the inspection.
  • Health Approval (140)
  • HVAC Final (945): Made after all connections and equipment are installed and complete.
  • HVAC Rough (400): Made after all rough ductwork is installed and after any required condensate lines and exhaust vents are installed.
  • Insulation (281): Made once the required insulation is installed. Blown-in attic insulation will be inspection during the building final inspection.
  • Plumbing Final (975): Made after all plumbing work has been completed and all fixtures installed.
  • Plumbing Rough (700): Made after all rough piping is installed, including tubs, and the system is filled with water or pressure test is applied.
  • Plumbing Sewer (707): If a new sewer connection is made, piping must be inspected prior to covering.
  • Plumbing Underground (708): Made after all underground piping is installed and pressure test is applied and prior to covering of piping under slabs.
  • Plumbing Water (702)
  • Roof Decking (250)
  • Roof Final (955)
  • ROW Final (985)
  • ROW Grade Final (986)
  • ROW Line and Grade (810)
  • ROW Pipe (814)
  • Site Drainage (987)
  • Slab (201): Required when a concrete slab/monolithic slab/footing is to be poured. The inspection should be made after all formwork, termite treatment, vapor barriers, reinforcing steel & applicable rough plumbing inspections have been completed but prior to pouring.
  • Termite Certificate-Final. May be emailed to TermiteCertificates@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • Tree (960)
  • 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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