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Permit assistance

Building permits are required whenever a structure is being erected or altered. Therefore, a permit is required if the owner of the property plans to construct, enlarge, repair, move, demolish, change occupancy or structure of the building. In addition to structural changes, permits are also required for electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other systems that enable occupancy.

Failure to obtain a permit before commencing a project can result in a penalty. The fees are set out in Section 109 of the Florida Building Code as authorized in Florida Statutes 553.80. Normally the fee imposed is double the normal permit fee. A contractor who violates a second or third time will have a fee imposed that is triple or quadruple the fee of the normal permit.

Obviously, if a contractor has multiple violations, the more likely the state or local government will be interested in further investigating the construction project. This will lead to inevitable construction delays and possible litigation

Nonetheless the process is somewhat difficult and can be very challenging. Each city and locale has their own rules and guidelines for submission which adds another layer of confusion.

As state certified general contractors, Piranha Construction can prepare, submit and monitor the paperwork for you. Our team of dedicated professionals have years of experience in doing all phases of thorough code-compliant plan review, blueprint production as well as all the other necessary documents to get your permit issued.

Don't waste another second. Give us a call today and let us help you!

Things that do *not* need a permit:

  • A/C: Replacement of an exisiting window unit with an existing dedicated electrical outlet'
  • AC/HEATING: Repair of existing system and/or replacement of any part that does not alter the system or make it unsafe.
  • CEILING FAN: Replacement of existing fan using exiting fan box and wiring.
  • CERAMIC TILE: Remove and replace .
  • DISHWASHER: Exact replacement; same wattage.
  • DOOR: Replacement of any exterior door(excluding overhead doors) within the existing jam; once in a 12-month period.
  • DOOR: Remove and replace any interior residential door within the individual unit in the same location.
  • DRIVEWAY: Sealcoat asphalt
  • DRYWALL: Minor repairs if value of work is under $1000.
  • FAUCET: Replace existing.
  • FENCE: Minor repair or exact replacement of a permitted fence up to $1000 (excludes pool barrier).
  • KITCHEN CABINET: Exact replacement only with no change in configuration of electrical or plumbing.
  • LIGHT FIXTURES: Replace "like for like" in existing lighting outlet.
  • OUTLET or SWITCH: Replace existing outlet or switch with appropriate type within existing junction box.
  • PAVERS: Sand set that are not a pool/spa deck or within 5 feet of a pool.
  • PORTABLE/MANUFACTURED POOL or SPA: Less than 24" deep.
  • ROOF: Minor repair of existing roof covering less than $1000.
  • SCREEN ROOM: Rescreening to $1000.
  • SIDING: Minor repair to existing under $1000.
  • SINK: Exact replacement in same location only.
  • SOFFIT or FASCIA: Minor repair or replacement up to $1000 in value, which does not involve structural members.
  • STUCCO: Minor repair of existing stucco finish if value is less than $1000.
  • WATER CLOSET: Replacement in same location
  • WINDOW: Repair within existing frame: if value of work less than $1000.
  • WOOD DECK: Minor replacement of existing decking under $1000

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