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6591 Orange Drive Building C, Davie, FL 33314.
In simplest terms, you should obtain a permit to ensure that any work done on your home or business is done safely and correctly. Per Chapter 1 of the Florida Building Code Sec. 105.1 and section 553.79 (1), Florida Statutes: 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.
Approval times vary based on complexity and work load but we generally attempt to review permit applications within 30 working days (per FBC 105.3.1).
Your permit status can be obtained from our E suite page. Provide either permit number or address to search for your building permits.
If your permit card is lost or damaged, you may obtain a replacement at the Building Division for a fee of $28.00.
We offer walk-through permitting services for less complicated permit types between the hours of 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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If you wish to cancel an inspection that is scheduled for the same day, you must reach the operator at 954-797-1111 or inspectors between 7:30-8:00am. Otherwise you may reach us throughout our hours of operation 7:30am-3:30pm. Contact Info.
The following forms are needed for update/registration, you may fax them to 954-797-1086 or bring a copy into the Building Division:
Yes, a permit can be renewed once, beyond that it is the decision of the Building Official. If a permit is renewed within 90 days of expiration, you will be assessed a fee of 50 percent of the original permit fee. If the permit is renewed after 90 days of expiration, you will be assessed 100 percent of the original permit fee.
Yes, a building permit is required. All sheds must have any of the following to qualify for installation within the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ):
As the owner of a one or two family dwelling you may act as your own contractor and do the work yourself, provided that the home is for your own use, and is not for sale or lease. You must also do the work yourself, or provide direct on site supervision. If you are the owner of a commercial property, you are required to hire a contractor for any work that requires a permit and inspection. You will need to complete and sign an Owner/Builder Disclosure Statement and acknowledge that you understand your legal responsibilities (per Sec. 9-28 of the Fort Lauderdale Code of Ordinances).
You are always welcomed to contact the Building Official, however, it may be quicker to contact the Chief Inspector of the discipline that you have questions about. Most times, you can receive a quicker response from the Chief of Structural, Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical. There are other disciplines that will also review your drawings, such as Landscaping, Zoning, and Engineering. Fire will also review the drawings for all buildings other than 1 and 2 family dwellings. Contact Info
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Power will not be released under most circumstances until the building has received all required inspections and all fees due are paid. We do issue what is known as a 30-day temporary power that is required prior to final electrical inspection.