Planning and Design Services in Brandon, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk FL and Surrounding Areas
- Permit Creation and Submission
- City Permit Requests
When is a permit required?
In order to protect the safety, health and welfare of the citizens of the Municipality, permits are required before most construction related projects begin. Permits issued through the Building Inspection Department include building, plumbing, mechanical (HVAC), swimming pools, and a number of other miscellaneous permits. If you are building new or making addition or remodeling changes, repairs, or alterations to any structure such as your office, home, basement, deck, or storage shed, a building permit is required before you begin construction. The purpose of permits is ensure that work is done properly and safely, and meets the standards of the State Building Code and Local Ordinances.
What if I don’t get a permit?
Permits are required by State statutes and Local ordinances. If you don’t get one when you should, the Municipality can fine you for the violation for every day the work is not in compliance. This can be expensive for you. Projects not done according to Code can affect your insurability and potential sale. Prospective buyers can check the Municipality’s building records.