Permit Application Process
Effective July 1, 2018 all permit application plan submittals consisting of more than 25 plan sheets and associated supporting documents, are required to be submitted digitally via ProjectDox. The Building Division encourages digital plan submittal for all applications. Please see instructions & quick start guide links immediately below:
When applying for a permit using the paper process
a standard permit application (permit application
) is used for all scopes of work but the requirements will vary according to the specific scope of proposed improvement. It is a best practice that the applicant:
When applying for a permit a standard permit application is used for all scopes of work but the requirements will vary according to the scope of work. The applicant must:
- Completely fill out and verify that all information is accurate and correct on the permit application.
- Location address must be correct.
- Must have the correct parcel control number for the location address.
The parcel control number can be obtained by accessing the Property
Appraiser's Public Access System @ http://www.pbcgov.com/papa/ or by calling (561) 355-2890.
- Contractor information, if determined, must be up to date.
- Required signatures must be original and notarized prior to permit issuance.
- If the Property Owner is a “New Owner”, a copy of the recorded Warranty Deed should be submitted if not updated on the Property Appraiser System.
- Completed Sub Permit applications (MEP&G) may be provided at time of completed primary permit application if plans include the sub permit scope.
- Two (2) complete sets of plans must be submitted; 3 sets are required if a Special Threshold Inspector is to be used.
- Plans shall be signed and sealed by the Architect and/or Engineer if applicable or signed by the person responsible for the design.
- 2 sets of applicable Product Approvals, Energy & Equipment Sizing Calculations, Soil Reports, and Truss Drawings appropriately signed must be provided.
- You may elect to defer submittal of products yet to be determined such as roofing, doors, storefronts or windows and items yet to be produced or shopped such as roof trusses or railings.
Plan Review Process
The plan review process is a technical review of your plans to ensure they reflect the requirements needed to comply with the codes, as adopted by the State of Florida. Required plan reviews and the length of time are dependent upon the size and complexity of the project. Plan examiners make every effort to review plans as quickly as possible.
Depending on the scope of permit, any or all of the following reviews may be required:
Plan Review Process
Submit Electronic Plans
Plan Review Status
Checking the status of your building permit has never been easier. Visit E-GovPlus (One-Stop-Shop), enter the permit number, or search by property, location address, and owner or by contractor. Once the permit displays, select plan reviews from the menu on the left. To read or print the notes for a given plan review, click on the number displayed in the far right column.
Plan Review Common Delays
Although we try to thoroughly review all aspects of submissions for code compliance, certain problems tend to occur more often. This results in rejection and requires correction during the plan review process.
While not all inclusive, this is a list of the most frequent problems. (Please note that not all items apply to all projects.)
- Incomplete or unacceptable permit applications and/or required information
- Plans not stamped, signed or sealed as required by State Statute
- No survey or site plan
- Improper setbacks, exceeding height requirements
- Inconsistencies between plans and/or product listings
- Fire resistance details incomplete, exiting not provided
- Structural calculations, storm water calculations, air calculations, electrical service/load calculations, line diagrams, panel schedules, material listings not provided or incorrect (one or more)
- Accessibility – routes of access for handicapped not shown
Common Plan Review Comments
Florida Building Codes online for reference
Florida Building Code 2010
Florida Building Code 5th Edition