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To ensure that your building is up to code and safe for occupants, it's important to obtain a building permit before starting construction or making changes to your building's electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing systems. When applying for a permit, please be as specific as possible about the work you plan to do. This will help us ensure that you receive the correct permit for your needs. To learn more, please use the links and information below.
Apply For a Building Permit
You may apply online on our Permit Center website, or you may download paper applications and submit hard copies. Click here for more information on the permitting process.
Do I need a permit?
Any structural improvement or work that is regulated and requires a licensed contractor will require a building permit. Examples include, but are not limited to:
- All Commercial and Residential structures (homes, town homes, condos, retail and office spaces, restaurants, etc.)
- Alterations and additions to existing structures
- Boat docks and boat houses
- Construction trailers
- Conversion of existing space to a new use (Tenant Occupancy)
- Garage doors
- Garage conversions to living or office space
- Gas installations
- Hurricane Shutters
- Manufactures homes – new and replacement, park models
- New electrical services, adding fixtures, meters, upgrading or repairing existing service
- Plumbing: new and replacement fixtures, water heaters, re-piping
- New and replacement HVAC systems
- Pole barns (except agricultural farm buildings)
- Pools (in-ground and above-ground if over 24” deep), spas
- Pool enclosures
- Prefabricated structures such as storage buildings (sheds), gazebos and carports
- Re-roofs and structural roofing repairs
- Screen Rooms, changing screen rooms to glass windows
- Signs, billboards
- Skateboard ramps in Residential districts
- Solar panel installations
- Ticket booths
- Vinyl siding
- Windows and exterior door replacements
- Wood decks or ramps
Example of Residential Permits: Addition to Single Family Residence, Aluminum Carport, Boat Dock - Boathouse, Demolition of Structure, Detached Garage, Fence, Gazebo, Glass Room for Single Family Residence, Greenhouse, Handicap Ramp, Interior Alteration to Single Family Residence, Mobile Home, Model Home / Sales Office, Pool, Pool Screen Enclosure, Pumphouse, RV Park Model, Screen Room, Shed or Storage Building, Shutters, Single Family Residence, Slab with Footers, Vinyl Siding or Stucco to Single Family Residence, Window & Door Replacement, Wood Deck.
Example of Commercial Permits: Addition to a Commercial Building, Alteration - Interior / Exterior, Billboard or Commercial Sign, Boardwalk, Canopies / Awnings, Carport, Communication Tower, Condos, Construction Trailer, Dumpster Enclosure, Entry Gate, Fence, Free-Standing Sign, Irrigation System, New Multi-Family Building, New Principal Building, Pool, Sales Trailer, Shed, Shell Building, Site Lighting, Stucco Application, Subdivision Wall, Tenant Build-Out, Wall Sign.
Fees are due at the time a permit is pulled unless otherwise noted. This information is provided to assist in estimating approximate figures and is not intended to establish the final fees for permits.
- Online Permit Center
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Apply for a Building Permit
- Make a Revision to a Building Permit
- Permit Status & Reviewer Comments
- How to Electronically Sign Building Plans for Submission
- Permit Extensions and Cancellations
- Permit Issuance
- Building Permit Fees
- Impact and Mobility Fees
- Customer Assistance
- Fees Payments
- Downloadable Forms
- Licensing Services
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