When is a permit required?

A permit ensures the consumer that the work is being done properly and with the appropriate materials. A licensed contractor is required to obtain permits in the following situations:

  • General maintenance and repairs exceeding $500 in labor and materials for projects modifying a building's existing structure in any way (including tile, wood flooring and marble)
  • Any electrical work, including installation of ceiling fans
  • Replacement of an air conditioner unit
  • Installation of a water heater
  • Changing a toilet or a sink fixture

Please contact the Building Division at 305-466-8937 if you should have any questions as to whether a permit is required. For additional information, see:

  • Section 105 of Florida Building Code: Permits
    FBC Section 105.1
    Any owner or owner’s authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any impact-resistant coverings, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by this code, or to cause any such work to be performed, shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit.

  • Helpful Building Permit Information for Condominium Associations

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