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Permit Surcharges
Effective Date: 10/1/2010
Category: PERMITTING
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ALL PERMITS APPLIED FOR ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 1, 2010 WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE NEW SURCHARGES.

Pursuant to changes made through HB663:  Charlotte County will be changing the way the surcharge is assessed for all building permits.

Currently surcharges are assessed on certain permits, usually new construction, additions, remodels, etc. for two purposes:
  1. 0.5 cents per square foot of construction is assessed for the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Fund
  2. 0.5 cents per square foot of construction is assessed for the Department of Community Affairs/Florida Building Commission.
Each jurisdiction is responsible for the collection of these surcharges and the disbursement of the correct amounts, less an administrative fee, to the correct State department.

The changes made to the Statutes governing the surcharges have changed both the amount collected, and expanded the permit types to cover ALL FLORIDA BUILDING CODE PERMITS.

The assessment has been changed as follows:
  1. 1.5% of the building permit fee – with a minimum charge of $2.00 will be assessed for the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Fund
  2. 1.5% of the building permit fee – with a minimum charge of $2.00 will be assessed for the Department of Community Affairs/Florida Building Commission.
What this means: EVERY building permit will have an additional fee equal to 3% or $4 (whichever is higher) assessed to cover both surcharges.

Examples:
  • Water Heater permit: Building Department cost = $90; Surcharge would be $4.00
  • Swimming Pool: Building Department cost = $200; Surcharge would be $6.00
  • Single Family Home valued at $100,000: Building Department Fee = $400.00; Surcharge would be $12.00
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