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- Is a Building Permit Application required to be completed by a state-licensed contractor?
Answer: YES. FBCB Section 105 PERMITS
- Must the licensed contractor personally appear in the Building Department to make application?
Answer: YES. FBCB Section 105.3 OR the licensed contractor can complete Form 2C for a representative of the licensed contractor to pick-up or drop-off documents on the licensed contractor’s behalf.
- Can the licensed contractor complete and sign a power of attorney?
Answer: NO. The licensed contractor cannot sign a power of attorney to apply for a building permit.
- Can a Building Permit application be scanned and submitted via email?
Answer: NO. Original signed, notarized, and dated documents must be delivered to the Building Department.
- How many sets of construction documents are required to be signed, sealed, and dated by the Architect or Engineer?
Answer: 3 original sets. FBCB Section 107.1
- Is a Site plan required that shows the specific location of work?
Answer: YES. FBCB Section 107.2
- Is a Construction Barricade plan required that shows the construction area enclosed by a temporary fence?
Answer: YES. FBCB 453.6.1, Occupancy during construction.
- Are certificates of insurance required to be attached to the permit application?
Answer: YES. FBCB 105.3.5. Provide the same limits that are in your owner-contractor agreement.
- Does the Building Department maintain Certificates of Insurance on file?
Answer: NO. Current certificate of insurance must be attached to the permit application.
- Does the Building Department maintain contractor’s licenses on file?
Answer: NO. Contractors license must be attached to the permit application including any subcontractors license if applicable.
- What types of exterior envelope materials require Florida Product Approval?
Answer: The following exterior envelope products require Florida Product Approval:
- Exterior Doors
- Structural Components
- Exhaust Fans and Curbs
- Are submittals turned in at the time of application?
Example: A re-roofing permit application will require the roofing submittal including Florida Product Approval.
- Does the VCS Project Manager sign the permit application prior to submitting permit application?
Answer: YES. Project Manager must sign application prior to submitting application.