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Residential Townhouse

Construction of individual single family residences on a zero lot line (aka row houses).

Required Forms & Documents

  • Application Package for Townhouse Permit (1 original signed)
  • Application Package for Tree Permit (1 original & 1 copy)
  • Survey (2 copies or sets)
  • Site Plan (2 copies or sets)
  • Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 sets or copies): Construction drawings
  • Energy Calculations
  • 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
  • Subcontractor Worksheet (1 original or copy): Submit if contractor is hiring a subcontractor to perform any electric, mechanical, plumbing or roofing.
  • CCUD or Health Department (1 copy): Either a Charlotte County Utilities Department (CCUD) application or approved septic permit from the Health Department
  • Notice of Commencement (1 copy recorded): Any improvement for which the direct contract price is greater than $2,500. Must be submitted before first inspection can be scheduled.
  • 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. The document may be emailed to FloodInfo@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • 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. The document may be emailed to FloodInfo@CharlotteCountyFL.gov.
  • 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.
  • 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

At Time of Application
  • Pre-App Fee: $150
At Time of Issuance
  • Address Assignment: $15
  • Zoning Review: $30
  • 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: $2442/Dwelling Unit - Unincorporated Charlotte County only. Visit the Impact Fees page for more information.
  • Impact Fee: $2315/Dwelling Unit - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 As-Built. The document may 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)
  • Fire Wall (374)
  • 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
  • Termite Certificate-Pre-Treatment
  • Tree (960)
  • Truss Profile Letter
  • Windborne Debris Protection (918)
  • 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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