General Information

Applications

White out corrections on applications must be approved first by the Building Official or his designated assistant. This additional approval might cause delays in the timely processing of documents. For efficiency and for a smoother application process, please provide legible applications without any whiteout corrections to avoid delays. The application is made fillable online. 

Change of Contractor 

For a change of contractor/architect/engineer for an issued permit, provide the following: 

If your permit is not issued, only a new permit application is necessary.

Contractor Registration

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 Permitting

We are not offering Walk-Through permitting at this time.

Escrow Account

An escrow account can be set up with a signed and notarized letter of withdrawal authorization from the general contractor or project manager and cash or check for the deposit.

State of Florida DBPR Contractor Complaint

File a complaint with the Department of Business and Professional Regulation here.

Private Provider

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.

Permitting Information

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 105.3.1.1). 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 105.3.2.1). 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 105.3.2.1).

Expired Permits

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.

Instructions to record N.O.C


Notice of Commencement Form