Florida Permit Expediter

Florida Permit Expeditor Services

Building permits are a standard requirement in all 50 states, including Florida, for commercial, residential, and industrial construction that goes beyond a DIY project.

Each state has its own nuanced regulations, so it is important to either familiarize yourself with local building laws or secure the services of a permit expedite such as Express Permits.

About Florida Commercial Construction Permits

Florida has a reputation of one of the more challenging States for the permit submittal process and permit submittal requirements , but that is not necessarily the case when it comes to building codes.

The Sunshine State regularly updates its building codes, including a major set of changes in 2020. It is important to stay on top of what comes out of Tallahassee in order to remain on track.

Florida law requires a notice of commencement to signify the beginning of a construction project. These documents are filed in county record departments as set forth by the provisions.

The notice must be filed at least 90 days before a project begins.

Express Permits offers this service through its Express Recording service in all Florida counties that accept them electronically (see list below).

Another Florida requirement that is a little different than other states involves third party signatures and verifications. Digital signatures must be unique and obtained through an authorized third party that is password protected.

When digitally signing and sealing a document, a digital signature and seal must appear on the first page of any engineering document, though a title block is still required on each document sheet.

As hurricanes increase in intensity, duration, and magnitude, Florida has responded in kind of what it expects builders to provide. For example, Florida recently rewrote its entire set of codes related to roofs, including wind loads, roof mitigation, wind resistance, soffits and cable wiring.

These regulations apply throughout the state, but they specifically call out Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

Florida also recently revised how it defines occupancy and use. It also tightened language around how exterior walls are built and replaced.

Conversely, Florida recently exempted the following types of projects from the permitting process:

  • Patio slabs
  • Basic plumbing
  • Connecting any heating, ventilation, and cooling units.
  • General exterior repair and any interior cosmetic replacement (carpeting, tile, fixtures, etc.)

A good rule of thumb for Florida is if a building project requires any new commercial construction, enlarging, exterior altering or repair, demolishing or change in occupancy, a permit is required.

On the municipal level, obtaining City of Orlando permits differ slightly from City of Tampa permits, City of Miami permits and others.

Here are some resources to help you get started.

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Express Permits has been providing permit expediting in Florida and throughout the United States since 2006. We handle commercial, industrial, institutional, and other types of projects.

Call or email us today for information on how permit expediting services in Florida can help you move your project forward faster.

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Find Permit Expediting Services Available for the Counties of:

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton and Washington.

Find Permit Expediting Services Available for the Unincorporated Communities of:

Abe Springs, The Acreage, Adamsville, Alafaya, Alafia, Alamana, Allandale, Alligator Point, Alton, Alturas, Amelia City, American Beach, Anglers Park, Anthony, Antioch, Apoxsee, Argyle, Aripeka, Armstrong, Aucilla, Aurantia, Avoca, Azalea Park, Baker, Bald Point, Banana, Barber Quarters, Barberville, Bardin, Bardmoor, Barefoot Bay, Barrineau Park, Bay Crest Park, Bay Pines, Bay Point, Bayou George, Bealsville, Bear Creek, Becker, Belair, Bellair, Benson Junction, Bethlehem, Bethune Beach, Big Coppitt Key, Bimini, Biscayne Gardens, Bithlo, Bordman, Boca Grande, Boca West, Boden, Bostwick, Boulogne, Boyette, Bradfordville, Bradley Junction, Broad Branch, Brownsville, Brownville, Bryant, Bryceville, Bull Creek, Canaveral Groves, Candler, Capitola, Capps, Carnestown, Carrollwood, Cassadaga, Centerville, Chaires, Charlotte Harbor, Chason, Chatham, Christmas, Citra, Citrus Center, Clair-Mel City, Clarcona, Clarksville, Clay Hill, Cody’s Corner, Cody, Conch Key, Conway, Coopertown, Copeland, 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Zuber.

Florida Counties Accepting Digitally Filed Real Estate and Legal Documents:

Express Permits works with the following Florida counties to digitally file real estate and legal documents via Express Recorder:

Alachua, Baker, Bay, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Suwannee, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, Washington.

Additional Counties are available for processing, please contact us concerning any County that is not currently listed.