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Building Notice

Florida Building Code Change

Please be advised that effective March 15, 2012, a change will occur to the Florida Building Code (FBC). As of the effective date, all permit applications and plans submitted must comply with the 2010 FBC edition. To view a draft copy of the code online, visit

For expired applications filed prior to March 15, 2012 we will only grant extensions for permit issuance, when the following criteria are met:

  • All required approvals from the disciplines of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, building and structural, as well as, the Fire Department were granted prior to the expiration of the application.
  • The extension is requested within 6 months of the application expiration date and:
    • Written confirmation is received by the following disciplines and departments: zoning, planning, environmental services, Public Works and Waste Management, Water and Sewer Department and Florida Department of Health, whose approval are pending stating that they are ready to enter approval in the system so the permit can be granted.
    • The applicant presents proof that they are ready to pay all permit fees (check or credit card) and secure the permit.

The extension will be granted for a 10-day period to allow entry of approvals by pending disciplines/departments, payment of the outstanding fees and issuance of the permit. These requests will only be processed through the Executive Office of the Department of Permitting, Environment and Regulatory Affairs.

Expired process numbers that do not meet the above referenced criteria will not be extended. The applicant will be required to obtain a new process number, pay up-front fees and submit plans that conform to the 2010 FBC edition.

Patrons who utilize the Cookie Cutter or Master Model Programs should begin up-dating the models to comply with the new code in order to avoid permitting delays.


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