Replacement of existing windows, size for size, at a residential structure. New windows where none existed previously would be permitted and inspected differently as they would include a structural modification.
Required Forms & Documents
- Application for Window, Door and Hurricane Shutters Permit (1-page form) 1 original & 1 copy.
- 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 1 year from permit completion).
- Drawings/Plans/Engineering (2 copies or sets): Drawing(s) showing location(s) of installation
- Window Size Requirements by Code Cycle in Charlotte County
- Opening Protection Exception - 2010 Florida Building Code, Existing Buildings - Section 606.4 Exception 1
- Checklist for Residential Door, Window & Shutter Permit Application
- Top Residential Door, Window & Shutter Inspection Mistakes
- Top Residential Door, Window & Shutter Permit Application Mistakes
- 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.
- 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)
- Building Flat Fee: $90
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 Carpentry
- Local Door Window and Garage Door
- 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.
- 50 Percent: Review of improvements proposed to be made to a building located in a Flood Zone so that a comparison can be made between the cost of new & past cumulative work to the market value of the building. If the cost of cumulative improvements or damage repair exceeds 50 percent of the market value of the building, the building must be brought up to current floodplain management standards.
Typical Inspections/Certifications/As Builts
- 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.
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.