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Why Permits Are Necessary
The Reason for Permits
A permit is a legal document that gives you permission to start construction of a building project at an agreed upon location, within a set time frame, in accordance with city-approved drawings and specifications. The building permit ensures that plans for construction, specifications, and proposed materials have been reviewed by a licensed plans reviewer meeting the most current Florida Building Code requirements, and all other applicable codes and ordinances, thereby protecting the welfare of life and property.

For More Information
For more information about permits, see our frequently asked questions section or call the Building Safety Division at (305) 224-4500.