The purpose of permits is to ensure that changes or additions to a building or structure minimally meet state and county building codes. The purpose of building codes is to protect the public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures.
The Florida Building Code requires a permit as follows:
Any owner or owner's authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
Not all work requires a permit. For a list of items or work not requiring a permit, please click this link: What Does or Does Not Require a Permit.
|Residential - New Dwellings
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|Residential - Additions & Remodels
|Residential - Accessories*
|Residential - Trade (MEP's & Roof only)
|Commercial - New Buildings & Additions
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|Commercial - Buildouts & Interior Remodels
|Commercial - Accessories
|Commercial - Trade (MEP's & Roof only)
"Accessories" are permit types as follows: Baby Barriers, Boatlifts, Cages, Canopies, Carports, Decks, Docks, Doors, Fences, Garages, Lanais, Parking Lots, Roofs, Seawalls, Sheds, Shutters, Signs, Swimming Pools & Windows.
"Multifamily" is included in the Commercial category.
"Trade permits" are permit types as follows: Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing & Roofing