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When do you need a Permit?
A permit is required prior to the construction, enlargement, alteration or repair of any building structure or part thereof (FBC 105.1). Please do not begin to build or alter until you receive your approved permit. Please contact the Building Department (954) 797-2250 for any questions or concerns.
Why do you need a Permit?
You are required to pull a permit to insure compliance with state and local regulations, to insure competency license and insurance of your contractor and to provide a safe living environment. (Florida Statutes 553.79)
Building Permits are required to erect, enlarge, alter, remove, demolish or repair a structure in the City of Plantation. This includes everything from fences and garages to commercial construction, signs and additions.
Electrical Permits are required for all electrical work, including the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocations, service increases, as well as fixed appliances and equipment connections.
Mechanical Permits are required for new construction, the replacement, repair or alteration of mechanical systems in structures.
Plumbing Permits are required for all plumbing work, including new construction, water service, drains, water mains, sewage disposal systems, backflow preventors and related fixtures and appliances. This includes gas lines, propane tanks, installation of fire and lawn sprinkler systems and associated piping to flammable liquids.
Engineering Permits are required for new construction, replacement, repair or alterations of paving, curbing and storm drainage work.
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How to obtain a Permit
A licensed contractor that is registered with the City of Plantation must submit an application for permit.
Exception: If the owner of a single-family dwelling or the owner of a commercial building not being sold or leased is performing the work himself/herself, an owner/builder may apply for Ownership (Warranty Deed or Tax Bill) [Owner/Builder Affidavit].
An owner/builder affidavit must be filled out and owner must meet with the Plan Reviewer prior to applying for any permits [Contacts].
Requirements for Registering with City of Plantation
Contractor Registration Requirements
Per 2010 FBC 188.8.131.52, permits are valid for 180 days from the date issued or 90 days after the last approved inspection. If your permit expires, a new application or renewal must be obtained accompanied by payment of the full fee.
PASSAGE OF FINAL INSPECTION ON EACH PERMIT IS MANDATORY.
CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION
ALL CONTRACTORS MUST BE REGISTERED WITH THE CITY OF PLANTATION. Person signing permit applications must be qualified in accordance with (302.1C) the rules of the Broward County Central Examining Board, Ordinance No 78-9 and Chapter 9 of the Broward County Codes; the State of Florida, Department of Professional Regulations by authority of Chapter 489, Part One of the Florida Statutes, or other Examining Boards as specifically approved by the Board of Rules and Appeals.
OWNER / BUILDER
Proof of ownership required. Warranty Deed or Tax Statement.
CONTRACTS & OWNER’S AUTHORIZATION (Must provide one of following)
* Any items that are furnished by owner that are not listed on the contractor’s permit will need an invoice.
NOTICE OF COMMENCEMENT(Must provide one of the following)
If job cost is $2,500 or more ($7,500 for A/C replacements), you must provide one of the following:
* Notice of Commencement expires in 90 days if work has not commenced
Notice of Commencement is to be recorded at the Broward County Government Center.
$20.00 application fee and $10.00 per page of plans, the first page of plans is free. All other applications that are submitted in original package will not be charged the processing fee ($20.00 per application).
INFORMATION REQUIRED ON PERMIT APPLICATIONS
Local contact person (print name)
Local Fax # for contact person
|To expedite permit process it is required that all permits including all Sub-contractor permits be submitted as a complete package.|
|Non-Residential and Residential jobs must submit all subcontractor permits in a package.|
|Single Family packages only need one contract for entire package.|
|Demolition permits must include Building and Electrical permits.|
|All permit applications must be completely filled out, including all telephone, fax numbers and Contractor’s e-mail address.|
TYPES OF PERMITS
|Electrical / Fire||Paving, Driveway|
|Mechanical||Drainage, Curbing, Sidewalk|
PRODUCT APPROVALS (Must be current)
AREAS CONTROLLED BY AN ASSOCIATION OR CONDO.
You will need a letter of approval.