Why get a permit?
It's the law! A permit brings you the services of the Building Department, Building Official and Inspectors as well as Plans Reviewers who are experts in their field. Working without a permit is illegal and can result in fines and cause problems when you sell your house.
Where do I get a permit?
You can come into Village Hall during regular business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or you can use the links below to download the necessary applications.
When is a building permit required?
Per section 104.1.1 of the Florida Building Code states: "Any owner, authorized agent, or contractor who desires to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy or occupant content of a building or structure, or any outside area being used as part of the building's designated occupancy (single or mixed) or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the technical codes, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit for the work. Permits are required for replacement of windows and sliding glass doors, doors, as well as screen enclosures, storage sheds and carports of canvas or metal. If not sure, call and ask.
How do I get a building permit?
Building permits are issued in the name of the person(s) performing the work. Only licensed contractors or owners/builders may obtain a permit. Owner/builder permits are limited to the new construction/Alteration and Repair of one single family residence. A survey no more than a year old will be required at time of application submission.
How long does it take to get a permit?
Regular permits can take between 3 to 5 business days. For larger projects, Residential permits may take approximately 30 working days and Commercial permits may take approximately 50 working days for processing. These time projections are for initial plans review only. Should the process require more time, the applicant will be advised.
How will I know when I need inspections?
Inspections depend on what is involved in the project. Simply stated, an inspection is required prior to covering up any part of the construction.
Who assumes the responsibility if a contractor tells me to get an owner/builder permit?
The owner is responsible. It is up to the owner to ensure that the contractor obtains his own permit. This permit makes the contractor legally responsible for their portion of the work. If you hire a contractor, it is your responsibility to ensure that the contractor is licensed and insured. Always ask to see the permit for your project. If no permit is obtained, you (the owner) are legally responsible.
How and when are inspections performed?
Inspections are performed anytime, Monday through Friday. To request an inspection, you need your permit number. The hours to call for an inspection are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the day before the desired inspection to schedule it.
For how long is a building permit valid?
A building permit is valid provided an approved inspection is obtained within 180 days of its issuance, and an approved inspection is obtained every 180 days until completion.