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555 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796
Phone: 321-567-3760
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 / Building Department / Building Permits

Permits

Permits require work to meet the City of Titusville's Adopted Standard Codes.

Permit procedures ensure that a project is in compliance with City Zoning Regulations, City Engineering requirements, and that it meets the Water and Sewer Department regulations.

If you are not sure when a permit is required, call the Building Department before starting your project. Failure to do so may result in a delay of your project as well as additional costs.

Why do you need permits?

  • Safety
  • Quality control
  • Protection of property development rights

A permitting system protects the following:

  • Homeowner
  • Your neighbor
  • Contractor
  • City of Titusville
  • Property value

Permits require work that meets the City of Titusville's Adopted Standard Codes

  • Florida Building Code, 2010 Edition (with no local amendments)
  • The National Electrical Code - 2008 Edition
  • NFPA - Life Safety Code 2006
  • Titusville Code of Ordinances Volumes I
  • Titusville Land Development Regulations

Permits - Required Permits

Permits are required whenever an owner, agent, or contractor proposes the following to the occupancy of a structure:

  • Construct
  • Enlarge
  • Alter
  • Repair
  • Move
  • Demolish
  • Change

Other permits that may be required:
Permits are also required when you are going to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, or move the following:

  • air conditioning
  • ventilation systems
  • electrical systems
  • plumbing and/or gas piping systems
  • sprinkler and/or fire extinguishing systems
  • elevators
  • signs
  • incinerators
  • furnaces or boilers
  • tents
  • swimming pools
  • portable storage structures - larger than 120 square feet

The required permits may include building, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing. Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits can only be issued to licensed contractors.

 

In certain cases, other permits may also be needed:

  • Demolition Permit is required for razing any permanent structure. The owner or contractor is responsible for arranging utility cut-offs prior to obtaining the demolition permit. The water and sewer lines must be capped by a licensed master plumber and inspected prior to the start of a demolition.

State Building Permit Surcharge

 

The Florida Legislature passed House Bill 663 in the 2010 legislative session. This bill included changes to the state building permit surcharge provided for in Florida Statute Chapters 468 and 553. The current surcharge of $0.01 per square foot of new construction or alteration to existing construction under roof will be replaced with a new surcharge to be assessed on all building permits issued.

The following are key points of the changes:

  • Beginning October 1, 2010 the surcharge will be assessed on all building permits. Every permit issued is subject to the surcharge.
  • The surcharge is calculated at 3% of the permit fee, or a minimum of $4.00 on each permit issued.
  • The fee is actually two (2) fees under two (2) different statutes, (F.S. Chapters 468.631 and 553.721.)
  • 1.5% of the permit fee, or a $2 minimum goes to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) for the operation of the Building Code Administrators and Inspectors Board (BCAIB) and the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) Homeowners Recovery Fund.
  • 1.5% of the permit fee, or a $2 minimum goes to the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for operation of the Florida Building Commission.
  • Building departments are required to retain 10% of the funds collected. The funds retained are dedicated to building department education and involvement in the building code development process.

Permits - Applying for Permits

Permits are issued in the name of the applicant. For that reason, it is recommended that the contractor, rather than the property owner or lessee, apply for the permit. This will insure that the contractor is held responsible for correcting any code violations. Commercial projects must be permitted by a Florida licensed contractor, registered to do business in the City of Titusville.

Small Jobs:
Small jobs, such as residential additions, remodels, and re-roofs can be permitted by the contractor or the homeowner (owner-occupied structure).

When applying for a permit, the following is required:

  • Completion of Permit Application;
  • Plans, showing all plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and framing details. These can be prepared by the contractor or the homeowner;
  • Site Plan, showing the entire site or lot and the entire structure;
  • The plans must be prepared in sufficient detail for the plans examiners to determine if all code requirements are met.

Large Jobs:

When applying for a permit, the following is required:

  • Completion of Permit Application;
  • Two complete sets of plans and specifications (See Plans and Specifications Checklist);
  • Site Plans should show the entire site or lot and the entire structure.


 


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