Do I need a building permit?

A permit is REQUIRED for the following:

  • Building a new house.
  • Building an addition onto an existing house or attached garage.
  • Converting an existing deck or screened porch to a Florida room (sunroom).
  • Building, replacing, adding to, and making structural repairs to a deck whether it is attached to the main structure or not.
  • Building an attached or detached garage or carport.
  • Converting a garage to a habitable space. 
  • Building a porch, screened porch, deck, associated steps, or ramp.
  • Building or installing a one story detached structure, used as a tool shed, storage, shed, playhouse, or similar use, that is 257 square foot or larger in area.
  • Finishing an unfinished attic, basement, or room over a garage. 
  • Moving, adding or removing a load-bearing wall or partition. 
  • Repairing, altering, enlarging, or modifying any structural element of the house including: any damaged structural element, such as load bearing stud walls, columns, piers, footings, foundation, floor joists, rafters, beams or girders.
  • Enlarging or adding a door opening or window opening. 
  • Changing the use of the structure (example: changing from residential use to a business use).
  • Installing a pool (permanent or store-able), hot tub, or spa that is greater than 24 inches in height or that supports load from a structure. 

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1. Do I need a building permit?
2. When is a permit NOT required?
3. How long is my permit valid?
4. How much notice is required for requesting an inspection?
5. Can I apply online for a building permit?
6. What documents are required to obtain a building permit?
7. What are the hours of operation for the Building Official?