Does Your Home Project Require a Permit?

New Home Plan & Permits

New Home Plan & Permits

You’re probably familiar with the permit requirement for new homes, mobile homes, room additions, and in-ground swimming pools. However, you may not be aware that certain additions, alterations, modifications and repairs that you or a contractor perform on your home or property require a permit.

Failing to obtain a proper permit can result in greatly increased costs, delays and even removal of structures. The 2010 Florida Building Code, Section 105.1, requires that a building permit be obtained prior to construction, alterations, repairs, and relocations. A property owner or contractor who starts work without first obtaining a permit could be subject to a penalty of 100% of the usual permit fee.

Permits are required for projects such as:
Carports, garages, fences, sheds, screen rooms, sun rooms, re-roofing, re-siding, window replacement, door replacement, garage door replacement, above-ground swimming pools, masonry fireplaces, A/C change outs, electrical work, plumbing work, and low-voltage wiring to name just a few.

Permits are not required to paint a house (interior or exterior) or to perform minor repair and replacement work on defective receptacle outlets and manual switches for lighting control.

If you are unsure whether your project requires a permit, contact Buy Your Side Home Inspections 407.780.0911.

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