For efficiency and for a smoother application process, please provide legible applications. All property, owner, and contractor information must be filled out as well as the job value per application. Assure the notary stamps are legible.
Change of Contractor or Architect
For a change of contractor/architect/engineer for an issued permit, provide the following:
- Change of contractor Form
- Change of Architect/Engineer Form
- A new permit application
- Processing fee of $100.00 will be assessed (cash/check only).
If your permit is not issued, only a new permit application is necessary.
To register as a contractor with the Town of Davie Building Division provide the following:
You may email these items to Buildingdept@davie-fl.gov or fax to 954-797-1086
- State License or Broward County Certificate of Competency
- Occupational License (Business Tax Receipt)
- General Liability
- Workman’s Compensation
Walk-through Permits will be accepted on Wednesdays 8am-11am. Please see here Walk-through Permitting for the requirements and permits allowed.
An escrow account can be set up with a signed and notarized letter of withdrawal authorization from the general contractor or project manager and check for the deposit.
State of Florida DBPR Contractor Complaint
File a complaint with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here State of Florida DBPR Contractor Complaint.
If applying for a private provider for plan review or inspections, documentation and application must be obtained in person from the Building Division 6591 Orange Drive, Building C, Davie, FL 33314.
Florida Building Code 104.1 General
It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or demolish any building, structure, or any part thereof; or any equipment, device or facility therein or thereon; or the change the Occupancy of a building from one use Group to another requiring greater strength, means of egress, fire and sanitary provisions; or to change to an unauthorized or prohibited use; or to install or alter any equipment for which provision is made or the installation of which is regulated by this Code; without first having filed application and obtained a permit therefore from the Building Official. A permit shall be deemed issued when signed by the Building Official and impressed with the seal of the governmental agency issuing said permit.
Why permits are necessary
You as a citizen will need assurance that your addition or alteration does comply with the Florida Building Code. Through the permitting process the Town completes routine inspections on your job.
When permits are necessary
If in doubt please contact your local Building Department. In general permits shall be required for: construction, alterations, repair, moving or the demolishing of any building or structure.
How long is a permit valid for
A permit is valid for 60 days after notification is sent that it is ready for pick up (per FBC 220.127.116.11). Once a permit is printed, it remains valid as long as work begins within 180 days from the date issued and continues in a substantial manner until completion of the job (per FBC 18.104.22.168). A permit will expire if work does not start within 180 days or if work starts and then stops or is abandoned for 90 days, or no inspection is called within 90 days from the last inspection (per FBC 22.214.171.124).
If a permit is renewed within 90 days of expiration you will be assessed a fee of 50% of the original permit fee. If the permit is renewed after 90 days of expiration you will be assessed 100% of the original permit fee.
Voiding an Application/Permit
To void an application/permit a letter must be e-mailed to the Building Official stating the reason for voidance. Letter must include the company letterhead, signature by the general contractor and notarization. Contact Info.
Notice of Commencement (N.O.C)
As a condition to the issuance of a building permit with an estimated value exceeding $2,500, the applicant must promise in good faith that a copy of the Notice of Commencement and construction lien law brochure will be delivered to the person whose property is subject to attachment. Also, a certified copy of the recorded notice of commencement must be posted at the job site for the first inspection which occurs seven (7) days after the building permit is issued. In the absence of such posted notice, the inspection will not be approved and a re-inspection fee will be charged.
- What is the address for the Building Division?
- Why do I need a permit?
- How long does it take to get a permit?
- What is my permit status?
- How long is a permit valid?
- Can i get a permit card replacement?
- Do you offer walk-through permitting and what are the hours?
- What time is my inspection?
- How do I cancel an inspection?
- How do i update/register as a contractor?
- Can I renew my permit and is there a limit to the number of times a permit can be renewed?
- Do I need a permit to install a shed?
- Can I pull my own permit? What work can I do as an owner?
- I have a question about a permit; can I speak with the Building Official?
- What is a Notice of Commencement?
- Where do I have the Notice of Commencement recorded?
- Where do I go to submit for Broward County Approvals?
- At what stage of construction can I get my power turned on?