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Permit Applications & Checklists

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Businessman examining papers at table photoPer Florida Statute 489.103(7)(b), all homeowner builder permits must be applied for in person. Homeowners MUST personally appear and sign the building permit application and satisfy local agency requirements. In addition, owners acting as their own contractor when building or improving must prove the occupancy is for their use only and not offered for sale or lease.

Florida Building Code 105.3.2 - Time limitation of application

An application for a permit for any proposed work shall be deemed to have been abandoned 180 days after the date of filing, unless such application has been pursued in good faith or a permit has been issued; except that the building official is authorized to grant one or more extensions of time for additional periods not exceeding 90 days each. The extension shall be required in writing and a justifiable cause demonstrated. To request a permit extension:

  • Submit application prior to expiration of your permit, a $25 fee will be applied.

If your permit expires and becomes null and void you have the option to do one of the following:

  • Apply for a Demolition Permit to remove all construction in connection with your expired permit from the building site.
  • Resubmit documents for a new permit which comply with all codes, amendments, ordinances and regulations in effect from the time the permit expired until a new permit was issued and pay all appropriate fees.

Online Permitting

Registered state and locally licensed contractors can now apply for a variety of permits online through the Contractor E-Permitting Portal.

In order to begin using the Contractor E-Permitting Portal, the qualifier must sign and notarize the Online Permitting Agreement. For information on how to obtain this form and begin the online permitting registration process, contact Electronic Permit Specialist Tommie Fowler at,

Once you have completed the registration process, the Contractor E-Permitting Portal is easy to use and offers you access into each of your permits, including uploading revisions/reworks, scheduling inspections, and checking statuses of permits. E-Permitting Portal

Training Manuals and Guides:

PLEASE NOTE: Contractor E-Permitting services are only available to licensed contractors.

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