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Special Services

The services listed below are offered to ensure that you are given every advantage as your project goes through the permitting process:

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Fast Track Plan Review

Fast Track plan review is requested when a contractor has all the required paperwork and approvals and needs to have the plans reviewed as quickly as possible. A cost recovery account of $1,000.00 must be set-up at time of submittal.

Preliminary Review
Preliminary review allows an architect/owner to submit plans for review prior to obtaining a contractor. A cost recovery account of $1,000.00 must be set up at time of submittal, along with double the processing fee.

Walk-Thru Permits
For your convenience, the city offers walk-thru permits on minor permits that are required to be reviewed by one or two departments.  The review time is Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. There is a three (3) permit limit, per person.

Temporary Testing
This form is submitted when a project needs to test equipment and the city releases the power, before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued. This applies to commercial jobs only and requires the notarized signatures of the owner, general contractor and electrical contractor. Per City Ordinance #2059 (applicable at time of permit submittal), a fee is charged based on the square footage of the job.  A final temp testing electrical inspection is required.

Fixturing Permit
A fixturing permit is required for the installation of racks, shelves unmovable and/or energized cubicle/furniture or gondolas. This permit is obtained before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

Stocking Permit
A stocking permit is issued, when merchandise or movable furniture is moved in to an area, before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.

Special Inspector
The 2010 Florida Building Code, Administrative Section 110.10 authorizes performance of special inspections. These inspectors must be certified engineers and approved by the Building Official. A hold harmless letter must be submitted to the City, along with a copy of liability insurance with the City of Plantation as the certificate holder. Please see sample of hold harmless letter for Special Inspector.

Permit Extension
You may apply for an extension for your permit, before it expires. A permit is valid for 180 days from the day it was issued.

Private Providers
The Florida Statutes 553.79 authorizes performance of private inspections. A contractor or homeowner has the option to hire a private provider to perform plan review and inspections. These inspectors must be certified engineers and approved by the Building Official. A hold harmless letter must be submitted to the City, along with a copy of liability insurance with the City of Plantation as the certificate holder. Please see sample of hold harmless letter for Private Provider Inspector.

Replacing Contractor
There are several ways you can remove or replace a contractor on your job. If the original contractor will give you a notarized release letter or cancel letter from the qualifier of the company, you can submit this letter with your new contractor’s permit. If the original contractor will not give you a release letter, you will need to submit a hold harmless letter and a copy of your financial statement.

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