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.
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