How to apply for a permit:
- Complete application in full. Include all contractor's with license numbers.
- When pulling a permit as the owner/builder you must personally appear in person at the Building Department, Room 104, for submittal per Florida State Statute. You will be required to sign an Owner/Builder affidavit and have your signature notarized by a permit technician.
- Once the application is accepted, you will be sent an invitation to ProjectDox (electronic plan review system) with a temporary password to login and upload your drawings. *Email provided on application will be used for contact on the electronic review system.
- A building permit is required for all projects to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure.
- Permits are also required for the construction, installation, enlargement, alteration, repair, removal or replacement of any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system regulated by technical codes.
- Exceptions to permitted work include cosmetic work, such as carpeting, wood flooring, tile, cabinet replacement, and residential painting.
- As an owner, you are required to show proof of ownership to apply for a permit at City Hall. The owner will be required to sign an affidavit indicating responsibility for the permit and project. Homeowners are required to sign the Owner/Building Disclosure Statement and speak to the Building Official depending on the scope of work.
- All permit applications require an application fee.
- The two ways to look up the status of a permit: (1) Log into ProjectDox if you are the applicant on the project you can view the status and comments that have been made by the reviewers. (2) Utilize the city website, Click2Gov Building Permit. From there you can view the permit information by entering the parcel number or address or permit number and it will provide a general detail of a property on what permits have been applied for, the history, and the status.