What Types of Home Renovations in Florida Require a Permit?

If you have ever done any major home renovations, you are likely aware that in some instances, a permit will be required. In certain cases – such as installing new flooring, paint, countertops, and faucets – it won’t be necessary to go through the permitting process.

But generally, making any type of major change that alters the floorplan of your home will require that you first obtain a permit. These modifications can include:

  • Additions
  • Decks
  • Some types of fences
  • Certain plumbing and electrical work

One of the reasons why getting a permit is necessary is to better ensure your safety, as well as that of the contractor(s) who is doing the work. In addition, proper permitting is also needed in order to make sure the project follows the guidelines of the municipality.

Depending on the type of renovation, various documents could be required, such as an electrical plan, site plan, landscaping plan, and/or a foundation plan. After a permit is issued, it is necessary to have an inspector take a look at your property both before the project begins and after it has commenced.

So, what happens if you don’t acquire the proper permitting before you move forward with a home renovation in Florida?

Typically, if the proper permitting is not secured, you could run the risk of being fined. You can also receive an advisory notice – and if this is not acted upon, a notice of violation may also be issued.

Contact LP Design & Renovation

If you’re ready to move forward with a home renovation, give LP Design and Renovation a call. We’ll help you with designing the project, as well as taking care of the permitting so that you can focus on other things.

So, if you reside in the Orlando or surrounding Central Florida area, give us a call at (407) 901-6215, or send us an email through our secure online contact form by going to https://lpinspiredrenovations.com/contact/. We look forward to hearing from you.


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