Why do I need a building permit?
Not only is it the law, but building permits can also protect you. With a building permit you get the advice of reviewers and inspectors who will approve each phase of your project, checking to see that the work is done in accordance with the Florida Building Code, zoning laws, and the approved plans. Additionally, a building permit is required to show compliance with sanitary, safety, and welfare concerns including required setbacks from property lines and adjacent structures.

Working without a permit when one is required can result in fines and can cause problems when you sell your home. More importantly, you lose the assurance that the work you are paying for is built to code, a minimum standard for safety.

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1. Why do I need a building permit?
2. What types of work need a building permit?
3. How do I get a Building Permit?
4. What are the contractor requirements?
5. What are the requirements for owner-builders?
6. What is the permit intake and processing?
7. What is a stop work order?