Looking to renovate your residential property? These are few things you should know.

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Permit Requirements For Residential Projects owner-Builder

1) Proof of ownership (warranty deed, closing statement, or Metro Dade County tax Bill).

2) An owner may apply for a permit, supervise and do the work in connection with the construction, maintenance, repair, alteration, and addition to a single-family or duplex residence for his own use and occupancy and not intended for sale.

3) No more than one (1) permit shall be issued to an owner for the construction of a new single-family or duplex residence in any twenty-four (24) month period.

4) Permits for alterations and additions, or plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or gas installations shall be issued only in connection with one single-family or duplex residence in any twenty-four (24) month period, although more than one permit may be issued for such work on the same single-family or duplex residence during that period.

5) The owner must come in person between the hours 8:00 AM and 11:30 AM.

6) The permit application and affidavit must be signed and notarized.

7) The owner must prove to the Building Official that he has the knowledge and ability to do the work.

If there is a violation on the property:
*No building permit will be issued to a homeowner to cover illegal work.
*The work must be performed by a general contractor or a specific contractor licensed to do the work.
An architect’s or engineer’s report must be submitted certifying that the work was done in accordance with the Florida Building and Code and general construction practices.

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